Tell me, what could be more Dutch than order a herring with onions in a fish stand and eat it on the spot?
Of course standing at the standing table of the 'fish farmer'. And of course in the traditional Dutch way: grab the buddy by the tail. Let him dangle over your mouth and take a big bite!
Therefore, herring is first put in salt immediately after the catch to ensure freshness. This is called herring jaws (cleaning, removing intestines and brining). That jaws are still quite a precise job. The pancreas should not be removed as this helps in the ripening of the herring! In the sixteenth century this technique was discovered and a flourishing trade in herring was created in the Netherlands.
So very Dutch, such a herring. But... what do you think foreigners actually think of our 'Dutch New'?
Then watch the video ofAmsterdam Schiphol Airport:
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