An assortment of different things…
A smorgasbord is an assortment of different things — a magazine might feature a smorgasbord of stories on a wide variety of subjects.
Use the noun smorgasbord when you’re talking about a selection of things, like a fabulous breakfast buffet, a long list of college classes you could take, or a motley group of camping companions. In Swedish, a smörgåsbord is a table full of different sandwich offerings. It literally means “butter goose table,” from smörgås, which alternately means “bread and butter,” and “bread and goose,” plus bord, or “table.”