Smörgåsbord

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Smörgåsbord is a type of Scandinavian meal, originating in Sweden, served buffet-style with multiple hot and cold dishes of various foods on a table.wikipedia
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Buffet

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Smörgåsbord is a type of Scandinavian meal, originating in Sweden, served buffet-style with multiple hot and cold dishes of various foods on a table. In a restaurant the term refers to a buffet-style table laid out with many small dishes from which, for a fixed amount of money, one is allowed to choose as many as one wishes.
Buffets usually have some hot dishes, so the term cold buffet (see Smörgåsbord) has been developed to describe formats lacking hot food.

Swedish cuisine

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The classic Swedish julbord is central to traditional Swedish cuisine, often including bread dipped in ham broth and continuing with a variety of fish (salmon, herring, whitefish and eel), baked ham, meatballs, pork ribs, head cheese, sausages, potato, Janssons frestelse, boiled potatoes, cheeses, beetroot salad, various forms of boiled cabbage, kale and rice pudding.
Internationally, the most renowned Swedish culinary tradition is the smörgåsbord and, at Christmas, the julbord, including well known Swedish dishes such as gravlax and meatballs.

Sweden

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Smörgåsbord is a type of Scandinavian meal, originating in Sweden, served buffet-style with multiple hot and cold dishes of various foods on a table.
Famous preparations include Swedish meatballs, traditionally served with gravy, boiled potatoes and lingonberry jam; pancakes; lutfisk; and the smörgåsbord, or lavish buffet.

Head cheese

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The classic Swedish julbord is central to traditional Swedish cuisine, often including bread dipped in ham broth and continuing with a variety of fish (salmon, herring, whitefish and eel), baked ham, meatballs, pork ribs, head cheese, sausages, potato, Janssons frestelse, boiled potatoes, cheeses, beetroot salad, various forms of boiled cabbage, kale and rice pudding.
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden: Sylte, sylta or aladåb, was originally made from head of pig, but is now commonly made from the forequarters or shanks of pork or veal and seasoned with allspice, bay leaves, and thyme, and forms part of the traditional Christmas smörgåsbord, served on rugbrød or lefse with strong mustard and pickled beetroots. A rolled version (Danish/Norwegian: rullepølse, Swedish: rullsylta) made in an otherwise similar way also exists, however this contains only very little aspic.

Iceland

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In Northern Europe, the term varies between 'cold table' and 'buffet': In Norway it is called koldtbord or kaldtbord and in Denmark det kolde bord (literally the cold table); in Germany kaltes Buffet (literally cold buffet); in The Netherlands koud buffet (cold buffet); in Iceland it is called hlaðborð (farmyard/courtyard table), in Estonia it is called külmlaud (cold table) or rootsi laud (Swedish table), in Latvia aukstais galds (the cold table), in Finland voileipäpöytä (butter-bread/sandwich table) or ruotsalainen seisova pöytä (Swedish standing table/buffet). In Eastern Europe, each language has a term that literally means Swedish table.
Breakfast usually consists of pancakes, cereal, fruit, and coffee, while lunch may take the form of a smörgåsbord.

Janssons frestelse

The classic Swedish julbord is central to traditional Swedish cuisine, often including bread dipped in ham broth and continuing with a variety of fish (salmon, herring, whitefish and eel), baked ham, meatballs, pork ribs, head cheese, sausages, potato, Janssons frestelse, boiled potatoes, cheeses, beetroot salad, various forms of boiled cabbage, kale and rice pudding.
It is commonly included in a Swedish Christmas dinner table, but can be eaten on other occasions such as Easter.

Lutefisk

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Lutfisk, lyed fish made of stockfish (dried ling or cod served with boiled potato and thick white sauce) and green peas that can be served with the warm dishes or as a separate fourth course.
It is traditionally part of the Norwegian julebord and Swedish julbord, as well as the similar Finnish joulupöytä.

Fläskkorv

Other dishes are pork sausages (fläskkorv), smoked pork and potato sausages (isterband), cabbage rolls (kåldolmar), baked beans, omelette with shrimps or mushrooms covered with béchamel sauce.
Traditionally it is sold raw (though now it is not uncommon to find precooked varieties), and often served during the Christmas smörgåsbord (Julbord).

Open sandwich

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The Swedish word smörgåsbord consists of the words smörgås (sandwich, usually open-faced) and bord (table).
Smörgåsbord

Hors d'oeuvre

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The members of the Swedish merchant and upper class in sixteenth-century Sweden and Finland served schnapps table (brännvinsbord), a small buffet presented on a side table offering a variety of hors d'oeuvres served prior to a meal before sitting at the dinner table.
Many national customs are related, including the Swedish smörgåsbord, Russian zakuska, Lebanese mezze, and Italian antipasto.

Danish cuisine

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In Denmark a typical tradition resembling the Swedish julbord is Julefrokost ("Christmas-lunch"), which involves a wellstocked Danish smörgåsbord with cold as well as hot dishes, and plenty of beer and snaps.
The food is usually brought to the dining table and passed around family-style and the idea is similar to the Swedish counterpart, the smörgåsbord, but with slightly different ingredients.

Scandinavia

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Smörgåsbord is a type of Scandinavian meal, originating in Sweden, served buffet-style with multiple hot and cold dishes of various foods on a table.

1939 New York World's Fair

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Smörgåsbord became internationally known at the 1939 New York World's Fair when it was offered at the Swedish Pavilion's "Three Crowns Restaurant".

Restaurant

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In a restaurant the term refers to a buffet-style table laid out with many small dishes from which, for a fixed amount of money, one is allowed to choose as many as one wishes.

Pennsylvania

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In Pennsylvania, smorgasbords are popular Pennsylvania Dutch-style buffets that are often associated with Amish-made meals.

Pennsylvania Dutch Country

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In Pennsylvania, smorgasbords are popular Pennsylvania Dutch-style buffets that are often associated with Amish-made meals.

Amish

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In Pennsylvania, smorgasbords are popular Pennsylvania Dutch-style buffets that are often associated with Amish-made meals.

Norway

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In Northern Europe, the term varies between 'cold table' and 'buffet': In Norway it is called koldtbord or kaldtbord and in Denmark det kolde bord (literally the cold table); in Germany kaltes Buffet (literally cold buffet); in The Netherlands koud buffet (cold buffet); in Iceland it is called hlaðborð (farmyard/courtyard table), in Estonia it is called külmlaud (cold table) or rootsi laud (Swedish table), in Latvia aukstais galds (the cold table), in Finland voileipäpöytä (butter-bread/sandwich table) or ruotsalainen seisova pöytä (Swedish standing table/buffet). In Eastern Europe, each language has a term that literally means Swedish table.

Denmark

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In Northern Europe, the term varies between 'cold table' and 'buffet': In Norway it is called koldtbord or kaldtbord and in Denmark det kolde bord (literally the cold table); in Germany kaltes Buffet (literally cold buffet); in The Netherlands koud buffet (cold buffet); in Iceland it is called hlaðborð (farmyard/courtyard table), in Estonia it is called külmlaud (cold table) or rootsi laud (Swedish table), in Latvia aukstais galds (the cold table), in Finland voileipäpöytä (butter-bread/sandwich table) or ruotsalainen seisova pöytä (Swedish standing table/buffet). In Eastern Europe, each language has a term that literally means Swedish table.

Germany

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In Northern Europe, the term varies between 'cold table' and 'buffet': In Norway it is called koldtbord or kaldtbord and in Denmark det kolde bord (literally the cold table); in Germany kaltes Buffet (literally cold buffet); in The Netherlands koud buffet (cold buffet); in Iceland it is called hlaðborð (farmyard/courtyard table), in Estonia it is called külmlaud (cold table) or rootsi laud (Swedish table), in Latvia aukstais galds (the cold table), in Finland voileipäpöytä (butter-bread/sandwich table) or ruotsalainen seisova pöytä (Swedish standing table/buffet). In Eastern Europe, each language has a term that literally means Swedish table.

Netherlands

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In Northern Europe, the term varies between 'cold table' and 'buffet': In Norway it is called koldtbord or kaldtbord and in Denmark det kolde bord (literally the cold table); in Germany kaltes Buffet (literally cold buffet); in The Netherlands koud buffet (cold buffet); in Iceland it is called hlaðborð (farmyard/courtyard table), in Estonia it is called külmlaud (cold table) or rootsi laud (Swedish table), in Latvia aukstais galds (the cold table), in Finland voileipäpöytä (butter-bread/sandwich table) or ruotsalainen seisova pöytä (Swedish standing table/buffet). In Eastern Europe, each language has a term that literally means Swedish table.

Estonia

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In Northern Europe, the term varies between 'cold table' and 'buffet': In Norway it is called koldtbord or kaldtbord and in Denmark det kolde bord (literally the cold table); in Germany kaltes Buffet (literally cold buffet); in The Netherlands koud buffet (cold buffet); in Iceland it is called hlaðborð (farmyard/courtyard table), in Estonia it is called külmlaud (cold table) or rootsi laud (Swedish table), in Latvia aukstais galds (the cold table), in Finland voileipäpöytä (butter-bread/sandwich table) or ruotsalainen seisova pöytä (Swedish standing table/buffet). In Eastern Europe, each language has a term that literally means Swedish table.

Latvia

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In Northern Europe, the term varies between 'cold table' and 'buffet': In Norway it is called koldtbord or kaldtbord and in Denmark det kolde bord (literally the cold table); in Germany kaltes Buffet (literally cold buffet); in The Netherlands koud buffet (cold buffet); in Iceland it is called hlaðborð (farmyard/courtyard table), in Estonia it is called külmlaud (cold table) or rootsi laud (Swedish table), in Latvia aukstais galds (the cold table), in Finland voileipäpöytä (butter-bread/sandwich table) or ruotsalainen seisova pöytä (Swedish standing table/buffet). In Eastern Europe, each language has a term that literally means Swedish table.

Finland

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In Northern Europe, the term varies between 'cold table' and 'buffet': In Norway it is called koldtbord or kaldtbord and in Denmark det kolde bord (literally the cold table); in Germany kaltes Buffet (literally cold buffet); in The Netherlands koud buffet (cold buffet); in Iceland it is called hlaðborð (farmyard/courtyard table), in Estonia it is called külmlaud (cold table) or rootsi laud (Swedish table), in Latvia aukstais galds (the cold table), in Finland voileipäpöytä (butter-bread/sandwich table) or ruotsalainen seisova pöytä (Swedish standing table/buffet). In Eastern Europe, each language has a term that literally means Swedish table.

Japan

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Similarly, in Japan バイキング / ヴァイキング (baikingu / vaikingu, i.e. "Viking") is a popular name used.