Interesting facts about herring
• Interesting facts about herring
Eleven facts about herring.
The man who gave the world a herring, a monument. Until the XV century, no one could not eat; it tastes bitter. Then the fisherman Willem Jacob Boykelzoon from the village Bierflint guessed remove her gills - then, and there was a gastronomic revolution: it turned out that all the bitterness is concentrated in the gills, but without herring furore and conquered Holland.
Joseph Heller called the chapter of his book "The role of herring in the history of mankind." The logic of the writer is: thanks to herring in the Netherlands there was a thriving national economy, the country has entered the world market and to provide goods half of Europe, soon after, in 1600, the Dutch invented the telescope optics, and Rembrandt was born six years later.
In the 1997 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Trondheim there was the following story of Alexey Prokurorovym. Athlete not lucky with the weather: Keep grease podmerzli skiing, sliding was not - it was necessary to come up with something. In the end, the athlete, on cue ushlyh coaches took herring fumbled it over the surface of the ski, thereby protecting ointment of freezing - and took the gold!
Because herring is surströmming - Swedish national product, a delicacy with the most disgusting smell in the world, worse even than the famous smelly durian fruit. In fact, surströmming - a fermented herring. In the XVI century, during the war in Sweden were running perilously low salt. But to give in this regard from the herring Swedish people are not going to. Herring steel pickle sparingly: here was broken preservation process, the product began to wander and publish freezing smell. But it is not so easy to scare the Swedes - ate pickled herring as pretty, and after surströmming altogether was introduced to the rank of a delicacy. Meanwhile, in order to deal with syurstremminogom, one must have a truly Nordic exposure. Tin can with this product is used to explode at a moment when it is opened, and pour over all around the stinking muck. After that, those who survived, pinching the nose, eat disgusting shmatochki herring, seizing and potatoes washed down with beer. Usually all this gastronomic extravaganza does not extend beyond Sweden - many airlines prohibit the transport of explosive substances surströmming like.
The LiveJournal community exists herring lovers.
The people say, "like sardines", "Guess what it is: green, hangs on the wall and squeaks. Herring "," Herring loves to swim in the vodka. "
Herring Day is celebrated in all the Netherlands. The first barrel of Harringay, according to tradition, presented to Queen Beatrix, and then organize a charity auction, concerts, songs, dances and festivities. Closer to us, in Kaliningrad, also brought a holiday: arrange a gala concert "From notes to notes - all in honor of herring."
Dream tells us there is a herring in a dream - to frivolous actions, which then come to regret. Catching herring nets - you're ready to catch the cheating, seduced by false promises. You are treated to herring - they want to deceive. You're treated - are going to make themselves a dishonorable act. You will have to pay for it with a vengeance.
Herring bitva- important episode of the Hundred Years War. The French attacked the convoy, was bringing British troops herring. British cleverly took advantage of herring barrels as a cover - and at first repulsed an attack by superior enemy forces, then by going to counterattack, defeated the French. Sami then said: "What would we do if it were not for herring ?!".
Ucho od śledzia - ear from herrings - the leitmotif of the film other than the Polish film "Va-Bank". Replica is accompanied by an appropriate gesture means something between: "Fuck you," and "Well, eat ?!"
Recipe. Bismarck said once commanded to feed soldiers herring - they say, cheap and cheerful. He said in fact or not is unknown, but some enterprising Fishermen immediately patented the name of marinated herring Schlosskase Bismarck - and amassed her fortune.
Bismarck pile of dishes in general gave his name unwittingly. Herring in Bismarckian - it's boring: just marinate the fillets with vinegar, and all. And you can try to modify the recipe. Herring fillets soak in cold water for four hours commercials, then removed, soaked cloth put into the container to a layer of finely chopped white onions. Top - layer thinly sliced Antonovka. Heat the white wine vinegar and stir it in half a spoon of buckwheat honey. Throw a couple of juniper berries, a couple of peas white pepper, bay leaf, you can (if not marginalized in kindergarten you to hunt him). Pour marinade herring - and in the refrigerator, well, at least for a day, preferably two. There is a cold cream. What to drink - at your discretion.
Herring are different: Norwegian, Dutch, Atlantic, Far East, herring (although it first, fine, and secondly, not herring Biologically it sardinops, sardines relative and herring called for abundance.), A brilliant Danube herring (tender, tasty and fatty, even for her bread smear).