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>A red herring – #888


Pickled herrings.

Traditional fare on Ash Wednesday around these parts.

Just the sort of thing to remind you that the next 40 days fall under Lent and that having a Good Time is definitely not on the books.

Or your plate…

(Actually, pickled herrings are really quite excellent. Mixed with marinated beetroot, lashings of raw onions and a side order of Bratkartoffeln – that’s “home fries” for the rest of you. Yummy)

The hyphen Scandinavians among us will doubtless be drooling all over their keyboards at this juncture…

This entry was published on 18 February, 2010 at 12:00. It’s filed under Culinary, Culture, Mainz and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “>A red herring – #888

  1. >Can we have Norwegian Aquavit with our herring even though it's Lent now??

  2. >Well… it's colorful, anyway! Not sure I'd want to eat it, though. I guess being a vegetarian, I have a natural opt-out!

  3. >How different cultures observe Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and the rest of the Lenten season is interesting. Concentrating on food is not a bad idea, as longs as doesn't involve fasting and abstinence. But I guess that's what it's all about!

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