Sunday, January 9, 2011
Herring Book Review
For all you lovers of books about herring, have you seen this one? It was published in 2004 by Tempus Publishing Limited in Great Britain. The author is a naval architect, maritime historian and fisheries ethnologist---whatever the hell that is. It says that he is also a herring smoker nicknamed "Kipperman". As the author states: "If this book has any purpose, it is to document the historical importance of the herring, and to highlight its versatility. May the herring be recommended in its rightful place in the daily diet of the people." This is a must for your herring book collection. I keep it right next to my seforim for easy access.