It’s National Buffet Day, one more day to pig out before sticking to that new year’s diet


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If you thought the holiday feasts were over, think again.

Monday is National Buffet Day! That’s right, you get to enjoy one more cheat day before strapping down and working on your new year’s diet and fitness resolutions.

The buffet as we know it came about around the start of the 19th century. The buffet, or smorgasbord, gained popularity in the u-s when swedes set one up at the 1939 new york world’s fair exhibition. The word smorgasbord is Swedish, and Sweden is generally thought to be the origin of this culinary presentation.

Buffet, however, is a french word for the type of sideboard the food was customarily served from.