I can report on my delightful experiences with the smorgasbord in my travels to Sweden: it's generally taken as breakfast, an appreciated large meal at the beginning of busy sightseeing days. Savory dishes included herring, salmon, sliced meats, cheeses, boiled vegetables, and breads while sweets range from fresh berries to pastries to porridge and jams. Smorgasbords are also served at celebratory occasions like the Easter holiday, weddings, graduations and can be extremely lavish.
Have any Kitchn readers ever partaken of a real, bonafide smorgasbord? What was your experience?
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