Food should be fun and taken out of the hands of foodies… and chefs.
I’m writing this while eating my Swedish ‘vacuum cleaners’ or dammsugare for fika. These are named after the tube-shaped vacuum cleaners of the Fifties.
I had been given them in my godispase, or goody bag.
The godispase had come courtesy of the Stena Estrid, Swedish ferry cruise company‘s http://www.stenaline.ie.
And www.stenaline.co.uk maiden journey between Holyhead and Dublin.
It is, in truth, the closest I will get to a vacuum cleaner but it shows the Swedes’ sense of fun.
To name this sweet after a common household gadget.
And it’s good to see that the world has been watching because it’s not for nothing that Jim Henson looked to Scandinavia for his madcap Swedish Chef.
The dammsugare got me thinking about other funny food you can pick up around the world.
Where they also have Middle Eastern food skewered on an actual scimitar in Bazaar.
It’s a remodelled old mosque in fashionable De Pijp http://www.hotelbazar.nl/en/restaurant-bazar-amsterdam/ And www.iamsterdam.com.
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While this mug gives a new spin on your hot chocolate.
What else is out there I hear you ask.
And where are the sweetie cigarette, cigars and pipes we used to have as children?
Probably replaced with chocolate joints.
And, of course, any excuse to plug this fun for food fixture from my trip on Celebrity Edge around the Bahamas… www.celebritycruises.ie.
The Germans are funny… full stop. Which gives a lie to the myth that they have no sense of humour.
With my very own Scary One… and MSC Cruises www.msccruises.ie.
While I love the taste of the sea too and few do it better than my own wee country Scotland and my adopted one Ireland, north and south…
With a tasting menu of the best of Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
America http://www.visitusa.ie and http://visitflorida.com and is the country who put fun and funk into dysfunction and my safari food out with Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge http://www.disneyworld.disney.go.com in Florida brought me this nature feast below… it’s all natural.
And seeing we’re talking food then let’s finish on the country that leads the way on food… Italy.
And some amateur cuoco…
OK, OK… mes amis in France http://www.atoutfrance.fr will disagree. And I don’t know what I was eating here but I was smokin’…
Send in your Fun With Food, what’s amusing to eat and where.
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