The Quiz: Today is Surströmming Day in Sweden! What does that mean?
A This year’s pickled herring may be sold
B It’s crabapple harvest time
C There’s no sunset
Widely regarded as one of the smelliest foods in the world, lightly salted and fermented Baltic herring is a delicacy in Sweden. Perhaps it’s an acquired taste? Baltic Sea herring, caught back in April and May, is preserved with just enough salt to keep the fish from rotting. Then in July, the fermented meat is canned and, by tradition, not opened before the third Thursday in August.
The correct answer to this quiz is This year’s pickled herring may be sold.