Culture and Sports News in Brief: Cookbook celebrates landmark

In other news, Moesgaard Museum turns to gladiators while FCK and AGF book cup final tickets

Denmark’s oldest cookbook, composed by an anonymous writer and first published in 1616, turned 400 last week on April 21. Only one example of the 1616 original exists, although there are also two examples of later editions (1625 and 1637) at the Royal Library. Research has revealed that some of the recipes stem from ‘Oeconomia Ruralis et Domestica’, a three-book collection from 1593.


Gladiators on display
Moesgaard, the museum of human evolution and culture in Aarhus, has opened a massive exhibition on the history of gladiators. The exhibition, which includes a massive gladiator arena, is entitled ’Gladiator – Heroes of the Colosseum’. It opened on April 22 and will last until September 11. The museum hopes the exhibition will help top the record 340,000 guests who visited last year to see its popular Terracotta exhibition.


FCK to face AGF in cup final
FC Copenhagen has made it through to its third consecutive Danish Cup final. It beat arch rival Brøndby 2-1 on aggregate in the semi-final last week and will face AGF Aarhus at Parken on May 5. The Jutland outfit ousted AaB Aalborg 4-2 on aggregate to reach their first cup final appearance since 1996. AGF has the most Danish Cup triumphs in history, with nine from eleven appearances, while FCK is second with six from ten.


Denmark get NHL boost
Denmark’s chances at the upcoming IIHF World Championships in Russia have been boosted by the news that NHL players Nicolaj Ehlers, Jannick Hansen and Lars Eller have joined the team. Nicklas Jensen, who is owned by the NY Rangers, also joined the team, which could also eventually include Oliver Bjørkstrand. The tournament starts on May 6 with the Danes taking on Norway in their first match on May 7.