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Danes find secret beer trove – BBC News

Danish builders have found bottles of beer dating back over a century while carrying out renovation work on an old brewery in the Jutland city of Viborg. They raised a set of floorboards to find seven 113-year-old bottles from the Odin Brewery, carefully stowed away in a wooden box, where …

Cougnou – Gastro Obscura

This Christmas bread is formed in the shape of the baby Jesus. In Belgium, northern France, and other parts of the Low Countries, bakers create a Christmas pastry that’s reminiscent of the shape of the baby Jesus himself. This pastry, which is often called cougnou, cougnolle, coquille de Noël, or other regional …