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Tall food is good food


Ah yes. Smørrebrød. Apparently the most famous part of the Danish kitchen.

For those who don’t know what that is, American’s usually translate it to “open sandwich” even though the direct translation would be “buttered bread”. Basically you take a thin slice of bread (can be white or dark, though smørrebrød with white bread is seen as children’s food) and put thin slices of...whatever you want really on top of it. It is then eaten with knife and fork, because the whole thing can get so tall that it would fall apart if you tried to lift it off the plate. Often the topping completely hides the bread underneath.
This is what it looks like http://www.sst.dk/publ/publ1999/spisbedre/SUSBOP/Dokument/smorrebr.gif

We eat it all the freaking time. At home, work and even parties.
A popular version in my family is dark bread with curry-herring (which as the name suggest, is herring dipped in curry) with shrimps on top, and on top of that slices of egg, finally sprinkled with raw onion, chive, salt and pepper. It may sound awful, but don’t diss it till you’ve tried it. :XD:

But the American would no doubt win the eating contest anyway. I once went to a restaurant that served noting but American food, and my friend and I quickly agreed that we would have to share a meal that was supposed to be for one person. My god you people can eat a lot of food. :XD:


6th September 2009

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Applekor

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12 months ago #9435123        
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Food fills the void of empty-promises that our country gives us.

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Amartni

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6 months ago #9491108        
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Oooo that looks good, Denmark.



7 months ago #9481257        
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In the US, such a thing is called smorgasbord.

It has also become a term for a large, messy collection of things, such as (he has a smorgasbord of different video games)

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3 months ago #9531120        
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We like our servings big but don't expect you to finish the plate off the idea at restaurant is you should never leave hungry, but no one is offended if you do finish it off. When I go to a non buffet place i expect to have some to take home and have for lunch. At one place they do a have one take one where you order food for there and one to be delivered at the end of the meal to take for later and it comes with unlimited soups and you can switch your soups around when I go there I get that and fill up on soup and free bread sticks and about a quarter of the meal then ask for another bowl eat about a 1/4 of that and ask for a carry out for my soup and plate so i leave with 2 meals and a soup making it a total of 3 meals. (the take home meal is about half the size of the in restaurant meal). BTW how do you cook the fish i am always up to trying new things.



5 months ago #9500050        
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in Indonesia, the food isn't piled upwards, it's piled sideways. XD (AKA the portion of a dish is beaten by the variety of dishes available)
We don't pile food, we pile SPICES!! (seriously the food here can be so spicy you can feel it sting your eyes and nose, even the pretty tame Javan sambals can be quite unbearable for foreigners.)

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9 months ago #9464892        
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What you described sounds delicious..........



Lys123

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11 months ago #9438607        
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In sweden we have smörgåstårta, maybe those two are related?

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12 months ago #9436928        
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In my Family getting together for meals was not only because we were on the farm but for socially. My Great-Grandmother had 10-16 of us around the table every day for luncheon which Grandmother continued and my Mama until we came off the farm.
Food isn't just fuel; it's Family.



1 year ago #9394595        
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Usually if I go to a restaurant in the USA the meals are usually enough for at least two... then we just bring leftovers home for the next day :D



11 days ago #9559908        
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it is why the majority of us are ether vary athletic (need a lot of food to fuel that) or vary fat.



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