The most disgusting sight in Gastronomic Anthropology is: ”The Dutch eating Herring” This is also called: ”Haring Happen”. It means: eating a herring. A fresh uncooked herring, which may, or may not be, sprinkled with freshly chopped onions. It tastes absolutely disgusting by the way. You hold it up, by the tail, and bend back your head. You then let the raw fish slide down your throat. In some way or other it is then consumed. I must admit, at this stage I usually can’t stand it anymore, and look the other way. Even though I do like to take visiting friends from far away to see the sight. Anyway, somehow they eat it, and the remains are then pulled out and discarded. Highly recommended, from an educational point of view, for visiting tourists.
The Dutch eating Herring18 01 2008