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Kitchen duty

Published: Thursday 2005-04-28.

Since we have become so many nationalities at work, a new tradition was recently started, where we serve food from the various countries where people come from. Against better knowledge I volunteered for arranging a traditional Swedish lunch. Since it is Thursday today, the choice of menu was quite given: Thursday in Sweden means yellow pea soup and pancakes.

I have to admit that I’m not very good at cooking, but fortunately we have very good kitchen staff, so it was enough that I described what I wanted us to serve, and that I helped doing what I was commanded to help out with (mince meat, whip cream, etc). Fortunately it seems that today’s venture was successful, even though I noticed that several people didn’t quite get that the idea is to have both pea soup and pancakes. Oh well, just pancakes for lunch isn’t so bad, either...

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Kul historia:)

Vi gör nåt liknande då och då här på Microsoft. I slutet av förra sommaren hade vi en "internationell bbq" då en representant för varje nationalitet skulle grilla nåt landsrepresentativt.

För vissa var detta ganska lätt. Men själv är man svensk. Vad grillar man som är typiskt svenskt? Korv? Flintastek?

...det slutade med att jag stekte köttbullar över öppen spis och serverade med lingonsylt...

Hur många nationaliteter är ni på Opera?

  • Datum: 2005-04-29 07.04.06 CEST
  • Namn: Peter Karlsson
  • Sänt från: ************

Jag tror vi är någonstans mellan 25 och 30 nationaliteter för närvarande.

  • Datum: 2005-04-29 10.28.20 CEST
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
  • Sänt från:

Dessutom kan det hända att det är stora skillnader i matkultur mellan olika landsändar, t.ex. om ni har en från Hong Kong och en från Peking så skulle de förmodligen servera helt olika nationalrätter även om de räknas som landsmän.

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