LeBaron wrote:sloopjohnc wrote:PENK wrote:Indeed just a twenty-minute walk from my flat is Teatern, a food court with ten bars run by top Swedish chefs where you can get everything from raamen to nobby pretentious pizzas to fresh fried fish to quesadillas and it’s all restaurant standard. It’s more expensive than KFC or whatever but you expect to pay more for quality.
A food court with "top" Swedish chefs?
Is this another poor joke based on a ham-fisted, shopworn cliche or are you actually surprised?
I was surprised that a "top" chef from anywhere, not just Swedish, is working in a food court. It's kind of a non-sequitur.
I was picturing amateur chefs training at whatever culinary institute and their teachers asking them what the ambitions are for chefing and them saying, "A Swedish food court." Maybe food courts in Sweden are different - I'm basing my frame of reference on malls. That's why I thought it was funny - I hope that answer is good enough for you.
My grandmother was Swedish and was one of the first bakers for United Airlines. I grew up with traditional Swedish cuisine through her and my mom. I never liked it, but Penk disposed of that notion that it's not fish, potatoes and dill pickle.
Nice to have you back and trolling again, Anna.