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The founder of The Appetizer Page: Patrik Ek and
Mattias IA Eklundh back in 1996 at IA's place


The Appetizer page was founded by me, Patrik Ek. It was originally called "Patrik Ek's Freak Kitchen Fan-site" and was first launched in 1996. Since the name was very long I decided to rename the site to the now iconic The Appetizer Page, which was in 1997. The name is a tribute to the first Freak Kitchen album "Appetizer", released in 1994.

I became a Freak Kitchen fan when the first album was released, this because of my 11 year older cousin Lars Crook whom is an childhood friend to Mattias IA Eklundh of Freak Kitchen. When IA was forming the band and they recorded their first promo video for the song "See You In Pittsburgh" Lars played that video to me over and over again and was very proud of his childhood friend.

The Appetizer Page had its peak between 1997 - 2001, around this time building websites was not an easy thing and I my skills was very exclusive. When Freak Kitchen launched their new official website around the same time I sat down with IA and showed him the basic HTML and so on. Fun times!

When I heard Åsa Anastasia Jonsén was working on the biography and that the book was actually going to be released I for the first time I understood how iconic and cult classic The Appetizer Page was for many people.

Because of this my enthusiasm began to rise and I decided to reopen the site.

I want the site to come back bigger and better than ever. I am digging deep into my archive and I have found never before photos, videos and articles.

The reason the site is not open yet, is because it takes an awful lot of time going through everything, making sure the quality is the best and so forth.

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Yours truly
Patrik Ek, founder of the Appetizer Page