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The Trickle - Sardine Tuesday

February 13, 2013 - Brian Ferry
Stretching experiences. Broadening horizons. Devouring stinky fish.

A few weeks ago, I mentioned in the newsroom that I sometimes eat sardines.

This admission was met with sounds of disgust and some choking.

I'm not ashamed. Although sardines do have a powerful smell, they taste pretty good.

They're kinda fishy, so I don't recommend them for those who do not like fish.

Also, despite the absence of heads and tails, they don't appear to be highly processed. The faint of heart need not apply.

If you can get past the sight and the smell, they're a treat.

I challenged two of my fellow bloggers, misters Klein and Collins, to give it a shot. I challenged other newsroom people, too.

Klein and Collins signed on. I bought a can (sardines in olive oil) for $1.25. Not a bad investment for a cultural growth experience.

Then I found a couple more folks who'd had sardines before and wanted to join. One preferred them packed in mustard sauce, so I got another can in that 'flavor.' I don't remember the last time I had sardines in mustard - might have been in second grade when my teacher challenged the class to try them - so it was a bit of a new experience for me.

On Tuesday five of us snacked on sardines.

The newcomers were surprised. I believe Mr. Klein wondered why sardines have such a bad reputation.

I say to the adventurous two - well done.

And to the two who turned down the opportunity (one of them actually left the room) I say, maybe next time.

I might propose a monthly 'Cultural Awakening Tuesday' if I can get enough interesting ideas. I hear carp is considered good eatin' in Europe.


Article Comments



Feb-13-13 12:24 PM

Challenge accepted.

I vote Taramosalata - a red Greek caviar spread.



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