The Christmas season marks the time for the Julefrokost or Christmas lunch. But this is no ordinary lunch. It’s art -- where the rye bread is the canvas and the toppings are morsels of mouth watering delicacies designed to delight the eyes as well as the pallet.

Christmas is by far the very best time to experience one of the most traditional types of Danish cuisine in all its shapes and forms. The open-faced sandwich, or smørrebrød (meaning “butter and bread”), is a long standing Danish tradition that can be sampled any time of year. However, starting mid November through Christmas, the ordinary Danish lunch is turned into the Christmas lunch. A plethora of dishes are prepared in an ensemble meant to be enjoyed from start to finish.

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Sounds yummy.