Comments on: SKOAL! The International Culinary Center's Tech 'N Stuff Blog Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:17:16 +0000 hourly 1 By: Dom Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:25:59 +0000 In Poland they say “na zdrowie”, when we drink a toast. In the free translation it’s “for Your health” :) I really doubt it:) Regards. Dom

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By: John Sat, 26 Dec 2009 16:57:27 +0000 Great initiative! hahaha!

Long live Max von Sydow! :)

Skål på dig Nils!

By: buzz Wed, 02 Dec 2009 18:34:28 +0000 Great pics and I’ll go along with Jennie.
I first experienced this toasting on the island of Bornholm in 1983 with my Danish cousins.
Our aquavit toasts after each of several courses–most of which were fish–was “Fisken skal svømme!” (Make the fish swim!) followed with a beer chaser.
Since then, we celebrate “Fisken” the Friday after Thanksgiving with a traditional Danish meal. After dinner we enjoy more aquavit and do “Ja! Ja!s” after a nonsense rhyme my father taught us:
Ja! Ja! Ja!
Hvad skal du have?
Tee Cent af lutefisk.
Ja! Ja! Ja!
Outside, at night, and at the top of our lungs.

By: The Beautiful Kind Sun, 18 Oct 2009 12:50:27 +0000 That was delightful! What a bunch of cuties! I would make a face for sure, I’m no stoic! I like the ones where the person has a wry look of amusement in the last image. CHEERS!

By: nilsnoren Mon, 21 Sep 2009 13:35:22 +0000 Skål Kalle!

By: Magnus Sun, 20 Sep 2009 03:56:46 +0000 Nils!

By: karanewman Wed, 16 Sep 2009 21:23:04 +0000 Brilliant! If Tim Gunn isn’t on your list, please do add him!

By: Chocolatesa Thu, 11 Jun 2009 20:51:09 +0000 Heehee!! I’m definitely gonna start my own Skoal Project!

Chocolatesa, half Swede

By: Ken Forssen Sr Wed, 27 May 2009 17:35:34 +0000 As I learned at a May Day military banquet at the Artilleriskotskolan, never, if there are more than six at the table, skal the hostess individually. This is to keep her upright at the table. Also, skal by descending rank of the spouse or companion of the woman. Ladies should return the skal. At a smaller smorgasbord on the commander’s summer cabin for Kraftskiva, I thought I was to have a full glass with every crayfish head on the plate, and quickly learned Swedish and wound up marrying the Commander’s daughter. Det kan vara farligt!

By: Jennie Wed, 27 May 2009 10:12:56 +0000 Harold McGee – my hero!
I’m so doing this.

Fyi – I’m Danish. When someone says “skål” it goes like this:
1) Raise glass
2) Lean your head slightly to one side, and make eye contact with everyone at table, one after one, giving them a slight nod.
3) Drink.
4) Keeping glass raised, repeat step 2.
5) Place glass back on table and resume meal.