This article was translated by John R. Bopp

The Danish project Verdens Bedste Fødevarer (The best food in the world) is looking to help make Denmark the best food business in the world.  They’re looking to push research and development in order to achieve: to spread the knowledge of Danish production and food, to improve quality and sustainability, and to improve animal welfare and working conditions.  All this is based on strengthening and shortening the connection between producer and consumer.

Verdens Bedste Fødevarer
Verdens Bedste Fødevarer

This project is based on a concept that strongly reminds us of the Basque brand “Culinary Nation“, which we’ve spoken about on many occasions.  The goals aren’t the same, as in the Basque case the goal is to strengthen the image and brand of Basque cuisine, but both projects are looking to give a helpful pus to one of the most basic aspects of the cultures, and economies, of both nations.  We can’t help remembering that, for us, the creation of this concept for presenting Basque cuisine is a brilliant idea, as long as it is applied to the knowledge and the culinary reality of the whole Basque nation.

On the Verdens Bedste Fødevarer blog, they’ve included two articles about this aspect of the Basque reality, in which they present our nation as an inspiring model and place for Danish society to learn how to meet those same goals.  The most recent one, by Nana Balle, was written after her stay in Bilbao for the 2018 The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony.  The other, by Esben Holst Harboe, was written in 2017 during the ceremony for the Basque Culinary World Prize.

Without a doubt for us Basques the idea that the Danes have something to learn from us is going to be a bit surprising, as many of us see Denmark as a role model, but after reading their thoughts, you can see they’re clear on where they stand.

We’ll leave you with the two blog articles and an interview with Felix Stark, the creator of this project, which will help us understand their goals.

Verdens Bedste Fødevarer – 30/8/2018 – Dinamarca

Baskerlandet smager af stolthed – kan Danmark lære noget?

Den danske regering investerer nu 40 millioner kroner i at styrke og formidle dansk gastronomi for blandt andet at lokke flere gastro-turister til landet. Måske kunne man lære noget af Baskerlandet. Her er fabelagtige råvarer, fintunet forarbejdning og en ekstremt høj bevidsthed om den kulinariske arv til stede, lige meget hvor man vender sig hen.

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Verdens Bedste Fødevarer – 18/7/2017 – Dinamarca

Verdens Bedste på inspirationstur i Baskerlandet

Den danske regering investerer nu 40 millioner kroner i at styrke og formidle dansk gastronomi for blandt andet at lokke flere gastro-turister til landet. Måske kunne man lære noget af Baskerlandet. Her er fabelagtige råvarer, fintunet forarbejdning og en ekstremt høj bevidsthed om den kulinariske arv til stede, lige meget hvor man vender sig hen.

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Hillerød Posten – 1/11/2012 – Dinamarca

Felix vil forene forbrugere og landmænd

En ny forbrugerbevægelse vil gøre grøften mindre mellem landmænd og forbrugere. Felix Stark fra Alsønderup vil gøre forbrugere bevidste om at vælge bedre mad.

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