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March 27, 2017

Move Over Lutefisk, There's A New Sheriff In Town

...and its name is Surströmming.

This is a Swedish “delicacy”: Baltic herring that has been fermenting for six months.


Ask for it by name:

Terry Pratchett once theorized that each country or culture has some really disgusting food item that they never eat themselves, but they give to gullible foreigners because they think they're eating "authentic ethnic food." So, for example, you go to some northern country and are served seagull feet marinated in fermented yak urine while they're all in the next tent laughing at you while chowing down on reindeer steaks.

Oh, and once you've finished your heaping helping of surströmming, you might like some dessert:

This diet is good for your GAINZZ. When strictly adhered to, the pounds will just melt right off. So what's not to like?


A number of you asked what would be the American equivalent? Here are some candidates:

And another:

Open thread, by the way.

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