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  • #1977118
    ShtarkButRelatable
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    As title states

    Anyone who doesn’t appreciate herring should kindly keep scrolling

    #1977187
    ChadGadya
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    Red.

    #1977207
    Reb Eliezer
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    Pickled

    #1977197

    Schwartz’s shtiglets

    #1977196
    catch yourself
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    Finally, an important topic in the CR.

    Matjas is my favorite, with Schmaltz a close second. Pickled is bal tashchis.

    While some of the new types/flavors are tasty, I must make a Macha’ah because they are not part of the Mesorah. [That said, I will not turn down a piece of Jalapeno herring. The pepper-crusted ones are also delicious].

    #1977230
    ☕️coffee addict
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    Cream sauce

    #1977298
    Health
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    CA – I agree.

    For the others – Salt & oil are bad for your HEALTH!

    #1977310
    huju
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    Chocolate.

    #1977361
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    cream sauce isn’t bad for your HEALTH?

    #1977366
    Gadolhadorah
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    “While some of the new types/flavors are tasty, I must make a Macha’ah because they are not part of the Mesorah”

    Sorry, but herring is not part of our “Mesorah” simply because it was a poor man’s “fish” in parts of the alte heim.

    #1977371
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    what a dreary life you must live, gh.

    #1977368
    Health
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    Participant -“cream sauce isn’t bad for your HEALTH?”

    Not like Oil & Salt!

    #1977379
    BaltimoreMaven
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    Schwartz Original Shtiglitz. By far.
    BH Schwartz delivers to Baltimore.

    #1977383
    n0mesorah
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    Fresh and raw. If I make it to New York this week, I’ll check in on the bite.

    #1977382
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    nothing wrong with a tad salt.

    #1977378
    Health
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    GH -“Sorry, but herring is not part of our “Mesorah” simply because it was a poor man’s “fish” in parts of the alte heim.”

    Geez, just because you’re a Liberal – that doesn’t mean you gotta get everything Wrong!
    They did pickle Herring to make it last longer.
    So that was convinent for poor people.
    But I knew a rich guy that was rich in Europe, before he came over.
    He said that he went to the Shoreline and right when the the fishing boats came in, he would take the fresh Herring and eat it raw.
    This was a delicacy.
    So you see – it wasn’t the Japanese that discovered Sushi!

    #1977402
    n0mesorah
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    You do not have to be rich to eat fresh herring. It depends on the time of year. Now is the best time.

    #1977377
    Gadolhadorah
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    Participant: I would respectfully submit that if you contemplate a big chunk of oily Matjas on a slice of dark pumpernickel shmeared with schmaltz as your idea of “excitement”, than the dreariness is a reflection of what you see in the mirror. True excitement is a bluefin and yellowtail tuna inside out sushi roll with brown rice and nori with only a small dab of wasabi. It is also more consistent with Mesorah whose prime directive for personal behavior and nutrition is u’shmartem es nafshosechem.

    #1977416
    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    Just eww

    #1977421
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    @gh
    point missed.

    I was referring to your absolute lack of humor, evident in taking cy’s post literally.

    #1977427
    MosheFromMidwood
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    I’m olf fashioned and still prefer the pickled herring with the skin and bones intact. Otherwise, its Matjes. Really do not care for some of the weird varieties out there

    #1977442
    n0mesorah
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    The prime directive for behavior is kol she’he tiferes l’Adam v’tiferes l’oseha..

    #1977588
    catch yourself
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    GH: I could belabor the point by referring to the numerous Mishnayos, Gemaros, Halachos, etc. that mention and discuss מליח הישן and קוליס האספנין.

    Instead, I’ll just clarify the point, because you apparently are from Rio Linda:

    Lighten up.

    #1977606
    n0mesorah
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    Now this thread has gotten too serious. I sense a red herring…..

    #1977655
    TAS
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    I really enjoy herring. Is it true that herring isn’t cooked?

    #1977742
    MosheFromMidwood
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    Right, herring is not cooked. It is marinated. But also, it is edible straight from the ocean, though very salty. My mother AH used to buy it fresh and then just let it soak overnight to make less salty, then filet it and that is how we ate it

    #1979260
    Fivetownsbuchur
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    I like Berel and shmeril’s. Good stuff.

    #1979542
    se2015
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    “Sorry, but herring is not part of our “Mesorah” simply because it was a poor man’s “fish” in parts of the alte heim.”

    It goes back much further than that.

    זָכַ֨רְנוּ֙ אֶת־הַדָּגָ֔ה אֲשֶׁר־נֹאכַ֥ל בְּמִצְרַ֖יִם חִנָּ֑ם

    The only free fish worth waxing nostalgic over is the herring served at a kiddush. Of course, there are other free fishes in Jewish life (e.g., lox at a bris, tuna salad at shalosh seudos) but they’re either not nostalgia inducing or are too infrequently enjoyed free to make sense in context. Granted someone makes or sponsors a kiddush so the herring isn’t really free, but it is free to eat, and that is what the complainers remembered. Careful reading of the pasuk shows that they remembered that the eating was free, not that the fish itself was free.

    #1979687
    Reb Eliezer
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    Rashi says by Yisro, ma shemuah shoma, wossere ‘herring’ hat er gehert? What kind of hearing (news) did he hear?

    #1979742
    huju
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    When Baskin-Robbins opened its first store more than 60 years ago, it offered 31 kinds of herring, but no ice cream. It nearly went out of business, until someone suggested ice cream instead of herring, and they took the advice.

    #1979842
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    the good kichel is the sugary type. the flat crackery type is tasteless.
    but I guess eaten with herring it’s some people’s idea of fish ‘n chips.

    #1979841
    ☕️coffee addict
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    Se2015,

    And that’s why it is served during the kiddush club too!

    It all makes sense now

    #1979963
    twisted
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    Gadol H and others: Take care with consuming tuna and salmon, They are apex predators and accumulators of heavy metals. Salmon has the distinction of being mostly farmed fish, full of antibiotic and anti parasitic meds. The pellets that they are fed come from any fat and protein sources they can find cheapest. The fat content is stabilized with a product of Monsanto (yemach shemam) The artificial diet often does not produce great flavor or orange flesh. This is remediated with artificial dyes and flavor infusions. This is the going menu for American and Norwegian product, For Asian suppliers the picture is way bleaker
    In my younger years before I became an extremist vegetarian, I caught herring off south shore Long Island, When the fish were opened, there was a black slime on the belly wall. An old timer told me this was result of pollution. Sorry.

    #1980039
    n0mesorah
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    Dear Twisted,

    I seriously doubt that old timer’s knowledge. If it was gutted correctly [i. e. Kosher] than it should not have been anything from outside the fish. But to be honest, they say fishing areas are a lot less polluted than they were decades ago. Any idea it was Blueback or Alewife?

    #1980100
    essmeir
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    “Is Bismarck a herring?”

    #1980122
    n0mesorah
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    It was. And it is.

    #1980324
    twisted
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    nOm I have gutted many fish, salt and fresh water, and this was unusual. A sticky black residue stuck to the belly wall after gutting, It would peel off with fingernail or knife, Of course fresh water contamination in NYS is invisible heavy metal, with famous state advisory to consume no more than once a month, and if pregnant none

    #1980411
    n0mesorah
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    Isn’t that just black belly wall lining?

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