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New herring

There are certain things that make living in Holland absolutely great. This is one of them:

Herring

It is a herring. A new herring, to be precise: the season has just started! The Dutch make quite a happening of this, especially in The Hague where I live. On Vlaggetjesdag they celebrate the opening of the season, when the newly caught raw herring is brought in.

The Dutch have a special way of eating their herring. They hold it on its tail, in the air, and slowly lower the fish into their mouth. I am becoming more Dutch every day, so I eat it the way the Dutch do. Like this:

Eating herring the Dutch way

Thank you, Zee op Tafel! It tastes de-li-cious. You should try it, when you visit Holland!

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