zaterdag 26 juni 2010

Raw Herring Party

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.

6 opmerkingen:

  1. oh i love to see and read about a true dutch tradition!!!!!
    thank you for this:)
    happy weekend!

  2. De kap is fijn! De haring mag je houden ;-)

    Fijn weekend!

  3. wow what a tradition..i have never heard of this tradition.but it is great to read about it and see your pictures..wonderful..and brave I must say : )

  4. Wat een leuk haringfeestje, wij gingen ook voor typisch Hollands gisteren, jij mag raden :)

  5. I love traditions and this is an authentic one. I doubt I could eat raw herring though.

  6. Even though I'm not a big fan of herring, every thing about this looks so great! Holland seems like such a beautiful place!