Denmark is fast becoming known as Scandinavia’s gourmet food capital. This is in part thanks to the wealth of natural raw ingredients that chefs and ordinary Danes can access around the country. Foraging for regional ingredients is more popular than ever and more and more restaurants are experimenting with new takes on traditional Danish recipes. Denmark can also boast a long tradition of producing world-class meat and diary products, thanks to generations of Danes who have worked hard to perfect the process of safe and sustainable food production in Denmark.

Tareq starts the next leg of his journey by visiting Sydvestjylland – a unique area in Denmark filled with endless contrasts. Small villages, tiny islands and beautiful coastlines all make up this area. Many food innovators are using the surrounding environment to take old traditions and apply them to the 21st century.

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