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- n. A fillet of herring, rolled and flavoured with sliced onion and spices then pickled in brine
This dry, wheaty and roasty creation with banana and vanilla flavours may not be the locals' choice, but it's a perfect accompaniment for the limited and simple food offerings, including boulette, potato salad, chilli, rollmop herring, Bockwurst and Knackerwurst.
"Surprisingly good," said my friend of his rollmop herrings with onion and pickled cucumber
"I don't like Ryanair, but at least their staff don't cost you thousands by threatening to strike over Christmas and forcing an expensive rebook," said rollmop.
Soused Orkney herring and anya potato salad were chunks of rollmop artfully plopped on to new potatoes.
Among the many other matters of interest in this bright little book: how the @ sign is named in different languages (it's a rollmop herring to the Czechs, an escargot to the French); the rock 'n' roll secrets of Rolling Stone magazine's big, shaded "R" and the Beatles' lowered "T"; the dark biographical stories behind designers of some of the cleanest-looking fonts (as with Eric Gill and his Gill Sans); how Gotham helped win the presidency in 2008 because it was "a type chosen consciously to suggest forward thinking without frightening the horses"; and the worst fonts in the world.
Just throw in another red herring, or rollmop, yeah I know misplaced metaphor, but Pat’s initial musings, and the the follow ons all assume that the unit of measurement, time, was constant.
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