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Now, you can actually substitute the sprats for matjes herring if you have a hard time finding pickled sprats and a suprisingly easy time finding matjes herring.
Guests started from the great central table, the altar covered with new herring; washed these down with aquavit; and moved on to satellite tables, where there were matjes herring, herring in wine sauce, herring in cream sauce, Bismarck herring, herring in mustard sauce, herring in curry sauce, and plump schmaltz herring, fresh from Iceland.
Rokhl, I actually WAS looking for matjes herring… I am always, always looking for the herring.
But most of this book is about food, the gloriously fatty, heart-stopping Ashkenazi cuisine that is the signature of the Jewish deli: braised brisket in wine sauce; pickled tongue; cabbage rolls in sweet-and-sour tomato; matjes herring; and, of course, the litany of "k's," the knishes, kreplach, kugel and kvetching.
I thought he was confused because the russian specialty food store is right next to the starbucks and you know, perhaps he had been hitting the “wodka” a little early and he needed help getting where he needed to go to stock up on kvas and matjes herring. but when he told me, no, he was just getting his latte like every other hip kid in the neighborhood BOY WAS I RELIEVED because, as my heart soared at the realization, as dangerous as he might appear at first, he was *just like me*. tenks got. now if only they could all be like that…
Y-Love · February 15th, 2007 at 9:55 am matjes herring? that’s CLEARLY the herring of an inferior race!