Monday, September 12, 2011

Pickled Herring

We got pickled herring with our food today. Pickled herring is a Swedish specialty. It is essentially raw fish from the seas around Sweden, that is preserved through pickling.

To be fair, pickled herring is enjoyed in many other northern European countries. I still believe that the Swedish use of pickled herring surpasses most other uses. In Sweden, you eat pickled herring at all the great holidays, Easter, Midsummer, and Christmas alike, though the other traditional food courses differs from one holiday to the other.

In a way, you can compare pickled herring to the fish in sushi. Both are served raw, and both are delicious. All of us devoured our food today faster than we usually do. I would like to have pickled herring more often.

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