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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Herring Research: Surströmming

For the uninitiated, Surstromming is Swedish for "Sour Herring" . They eat a Baltic herring that is smaller than the more popular Atlantic herring. This fish is fermented for 6 months and is canned. As you will see in the videos, it is ranked as one of the world's most foul smelling foods. Also, because its  from the Baltic sea, surströmming today is said to contain higher levels of dioxins and PCBs than permitted in much of the EU. Apparently the Swedes have no idea how to properly prepare and enjoy herring. In any event, may Sweden be blessed with an abundance of surströmming !!!!  

How to eat Surströmming:

Americans Try Surströmming (The Smelliest Food In The World):

Thanks to my work colleague Jason Wind for referring the topic and the video!

Monday, November 27, 2017


Who ever heard of herring swimming in the Nile anyway?

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In an effort to rejuvenate his flagging career, crime novelist Ethelred Tressider decides to set his new book in Egypt and embarks on a 'research trip' with his literary agent, Elsie Thirkettle, in tow. No sooner has their cruise on the Nile begun, however, than an attempt is made on Ethelred's life. When the boat's engine explodes and a passenger is found bloodily murdered, suspicion falls on everyone aboard including a third-rate private eye, two individuals who may or may not be undercover police, and Ethelred himself. As the boat drifts out of control, though, it seems that events are being controlled by a party far more radical than anyone could have guessed. Herring on the Nile is an ingenious mystery, and a darkly funny tribute to Agatha Christie and the golden age of crime fiction.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017


You may not think so, but we know better. Check out our friend Irene's new herring company in the Beit Shemesh area: 
Glamorous Herring - Its  South African and its good!!!!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Herring's Importance in the Food Chain:National Geographic Report on Herring Hazards