25 oktober 2011


[fujica st801]

fermented herring.
a traditional dish from northern sweden, famous for it's odour.
many people open the cans outside, but not per and linda.
they open them in a plastic bag, as the trained surströmming-eaters they are.
we ate on their balcony.
bread, butter, potatoes. red onion, hard cheese, tomatoes. herring on top.
my second attempt in life to eat this dish.
i started off warily, small pinches of fish that could barely be seen.
i ended up gloriously, one whole herring on each piece of bread.
the thrill, the chill, the beer and schnapps.
evert taube sang hoarse songs from the stereo.
there is no going back now - once a year is maybe not enough.

3 kommentarer:

  1. Ooooo! I would love to try it someday!

  2. i've actully seen a show on tv about it... it showed the whole process and the presenter almost gagged when he smelled it. i wouldn't be brave enought to try it!
    sounds like a lovely evening though :)

  3. this made me smile! bravery.

    and that second shot is SO GOOD.