Sidsel Overgaard en Years After Tragedy, Norwegian Pop Star Returns To World Stage <p></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 54354 at New Nordic Food Gods Loosen Up On Strictly Local Cuisine This story begins with a lemon. It appeared not long ago on a houseboat-cum-food lab docked outside Scandinavia's temple of local food, the restaurant noma, in Copenhagen.<p>"Isn't that, like, the forbidden fruit?," I ask. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 52137 at When Is Cinnamon Spice Not So Nice? The Great Danish Debate Who doesn't love a Danish pastry?<br /> <br />And in Denmark, they like their pastries sprinkled with plenty of cinnamon.<br /> <br />But now, Denmark's bakers are being told that their time-honored recipe for the beloved <em>kanelsnegle</em> — or cinnamon swirl — may be unhealthy and against the law. Recent testing by the Danish government found that a large number of the rolls had too much cinnamon — more than the recommended limits set by the European Union.<br /> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 50786 at Denmark's 'Fix Rooms' Give Drug Users A Safe Haven Martin Jensen smokes heroin.<p>In the past, when this gaunt-faced Dane had to hide in elevators and stairwells to feed his addiction, he probably wouldn't have been so willing to advertise that fact. Back then, his days were spent scouring Copenhagen — mostly the notorious Vesterbro neighborhood — for places to smoke, out of sight of the police and children. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:17:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 50221 at Too Cool For (Bike) Helmet Head? Here's One Swedish Solution Hey there, hipster. No bike helmet, huh? Well, we all have our excuses. There are the vanity-driven ones that — let's be honest — explain why the majority of our brain cages sit collecting dust in the dark corners of the garage. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:36:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 48350 at As Greenland Seeks Economic Development, Is Uranium The Way? Karen Hanghoj, a scientist with Denmark's Geological Survey, points to the southern tip of Greenland on a colorful map hanging in her office.<p>"What you can see here in the southern region here is you have a big pink region," she says. "And then within the pink region, you see you have all these little purple dots.<p>"And what the purple dots are is a later period of rifting. These complexes have these weird chemistries and have these very, very strange minerals in them," she adds.<p>Those minerals include rare earth elements. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:51:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 46099 at Pork Politics: Why Some Danes Want Pig Meat Required On Menus In Denmark, pigs outnumber people 2 to 1. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:32:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 44692 at In Eye Control, A Promise To Let Your Tablet Go Hands-Free <p></p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 08:24:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 24389 at Danes May Bring Back Butter As Government Rolls Back Fat Tax <strong>Toothbutter</strong>: <em>noun. </em>Butter spread so thickly as to reveal teeth marks upon biting.<p>The fact that this word exists in the Danish language should help to explain what politicians were up against when they <a href="">introduced</a> the "fat tax" just over a year ago. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:46:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 23296 at Christmas Comes Early For Denmark's Beer Drinkers <p></p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:23:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 22668 at