This brings us to the danish. You know, the fluffy breakfast pastry. They can feature a variety of delicious fillings, but we can agree that the cheese filling is one of the yummiest options. What you may not know, however, is that cheesy delicacies have been bringing people joy for a long time.
Case in point: This pot was found in Denmark with traces of cheese baked inside. The ancient artifact is over 3,000 years old and proves that humans have been struggling to cook properly for a long time.
Archaeologists who found the pot couldn't believe that it was still intact since most ancient artifacts fall apart or are destroyed throughout the years. Because they were able to find traces of bovine liquids, they believe the chef was attempting to make something cheesy before the food caught fire and was seared for eternity into the pan itself.
The art of making cheese actually goes back several thousand years. Archaeologists believe that the ill-fated chef behind the ancient cheesy concoction may have been attempting to make a traditional Norwegian cheese called myseost.
This pot was well preserved because it had somehow been dug inside a hillside and covered from oxygen and water, two items that would wear down such a find. It's rare discovery reminds us that even ancient people had a hard time doing basic things.
Knowing that people have been struggling big time with getting recipes just right puts a new perspective on current cooking fails. Despite the fact that we may try hard, not all of us are genetically predisposed to having excellent cooking genes.
The Danish have a concept called "hygge" which roughly translates to "coziness." The world's prominence in their culture helps them to create a culture of happiness, even in the face of major cooking fails. So next time your Pinterest creation doesn't exactly turn out like the picture, consider finding ways to still find happiness and "hygge."