Man, Some of Those Foods . . .

swedish food may be pretty bland and white, but damn, i think i give it some style points.

there's nothing worse at christmas time than scooping what you think is mashed potatoes on to your plate, then find out it's lutefisk. "soak some cod in lye? yeah, sounds like a good idea to me."

also, i have no idea how to spell it, but sour korv has always seemed to be the swedish culinary version of skydiving. my grandmother used to shove a bunch of meat into an intestinal casing, hang it downstairs by the furnace, then just let it sit for like a month or two so it had time to dessicate or whatever. i have no idea how people can eat that and not die.

may not be too much of a surprise (somehow not loving lutefisk and all), but became a vegetarian several years ago. if we're eating swedish food, let me stick to the lingonberries and pepparkakor and all that. now that's some good eatin'.
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2 Responses Aug 12, 2007

Of course we all know that these crudely preserved foods were to keep the family alive during lean times ... like the middle of winter. But it's always been a mystery to me why so many people want to keep the tradition alive. <br />
Not too many have an outhouse because that's how grandma used to poop.

lol, be glad u haven't tried surströmming (fermented baltic herring) it actually sounds worse in english.. I'm born and raised in sweden (22 yrs old) and never ever dared to try it yet.. its the repelling smell.. hm, that other thing you're explaining almost sounds like haggis :)