It’s summertime, which is apparently the right time to try these fancy herring snacks in sour cream. You can always find them in the back of the grocery store; they’re never far from the tubs of imitation crab and the live lobster tanks. Pour yourself a minty gin drink, grab a toothpick, and enjoy. They taste great on crackers? Or maybe with onions? I have no idea, because they look revolting and I’ve never had the guts to try one.
We have a winner. The correct answer was “A & P” by John Updike, one of my favorite stories of them all. (“Fancy herring snacks flashed in her very blue eyes.”)
As you can see by the comments below, the winners are Justin and Amy from the Chubby Vegetarian blog. Spotlight on Justin and Amy. If you haven’t already, get a copy of their new book, The Southern Vegetarian, on shelves everywhere.