Your Source for All Things Herring...

Saturday, January 1, 2011


This is the grandaddy of the American herrings. My friend Buzzy Levine refers to it as "Old Faithful" because for most people in the U.S. who try herring, this is their source. In fact, this is what defines herring for most of the Jewish World. In small-town America, where no fine herrings exist, you will find good 'ole Vita. This is your baseline-this is your starting point in the world of herring. And its totally OK. I would never walk away from it if I was stuck in Buffalo, N.Y. and this was all they had. It is a bit chewy but the sour cream helps. Their herring in wine sauce version, with its soggy onion can be a bit much at times, especially after the third piece, but its edible.

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