Finally, I can spell it! This is one of those words that has permanently escaped the grasp of my spelling.
I don’t have much to say about it, especially since the places that used to serve it seem to have disappeared. These days, we have “buffets,” also known as a huge table full of food, much of which I don’t like.
So I will pass on what my father said about “smorgasbord.”
Go for the expensive food first. They always put the cheap, filling food — potatoes and rice and such — at the beginning. By the time you get to the good food at the end of the table — where they have the shrimp and roast beef — you are already full. Eat the good stuff first.
I always go for the good stuff first. Just as well. I fill up really fast!