This is really silly. A “danish” was just that. A pastry. I never really thought of the genesis of the name. Lo and behold a “danish” is Danish. This made me giggle to myself as I looked at the lovely spread – including the Danish flag – that Suzanne had made for us. I believe, the thoughtfulness and hospitality of the Danes is unmatched and during our stay we had many laughs over food and drink – one of MY favorite things to do!