We missed our invitation for a herring party! We had something else to do. But today we eat the first New Catch Herring. It´s something special for Holland. We eat the fisch raw with raw onions. We hold the fish on his tale and take a bite ... Many foreigners shiver from our habit. But not only they... I like the taste of the fish very much but the idea of eating raw fish is mostly stronger than my desire to taste. So I start very brave but on the half I stop eating because I can not longer resist the feeling that I doing something dirty. And I'm also eating very righteous the fish with fork and knife because when I have to hold that fish on his tale I can not eat one bite a think. What my F. totaly respected because the rest is for him.
We eat the whole year raw herring but the new season started this year 07-03 and many people where looking forward to that season. The fish are on they best than. Its the New Catch ... So you see something real dutch here. The cap I wear is also realy dutch. Its a cap of 1920 and the maids at that time where these caps when they cleaning the house...dont you love they? I love old dutch habits and clothes and houses and everything indeed. I love Holland...I think! I know for sure.