Swedish Chef

I’m not sure this is really a thing, because most of the articles online link back to one specific article at HuffPoUK, but I’m intrigued with the idea of Swedish pizza. Benny and Smoothie have accused me (perhaps fairly) of being an aficionado of “comedy food” such as hot dog-flavored potato chips and sushi burritos, but some of the combinations I’ve seen offered as examples of Swedish pizza give Dali’s Surrealist cookbook a run for its money. From the original article, here are some supposedly beloved combos:

Tomato sauce!
Cheese!
Chicken!
Pineapple!
Banana!
Peanuts!
Curry!
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Tomato sauce!
Cheese!
Canned Fruit Cocktail!
Chocolate!
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Tomato sauce!
Cheese!
Duck!
Chanterelles!
Black Currants!
Honey!
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Tomato sauce!
Cheese!
Pork Tenderloin!
Shrimp!
Gorgonzola!
Pineapple!
Curry!

I can’t find photos of any of the above except for one rather blurry image from Gawker that I refuse to link to, and the only other “Swedish pizza” photos I’m finding are for pies featuring “kebab meat” (gyros, it appears) with tzaziki… and that seems to be a perfectly reasonable pizza that Benny would order and Smoothie would come over to share. I have yet to see anything as silly as Pizza Hut’s hot dog crust or Mr. Pizza’s potato wedges/corn/”nacho chip flake” abomination. Is this Swedish pizza really a thing?

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Word of the day for Wednesday, November 6th

It may be a good idea for you to make sure you know what language your audience speaks before you use today’s word. Today’s word?

Fika! It means “drinking coffee along with eating something sweet” in Swedish, “not sweet enough” in Hindi, “snot” in Hungarian, “jump” or “hop” in Polish and “to arrive” in Swahili. Fica, pronounced the same way as the Swedish fika, means “to stay” in Portuguese and “(sexy ladyparts)” in Italian. Good to know when you’re out and about wearing your t-shirt from the Festival Internacional de Cinema e vídeo Ambiental.

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