HERRING

The Herring Festival in the Town of Jamesville was designated as the Official Herring Festival of North Carolina in 2011.

More than 50% of all seafood caught each year is either herring or carp.

Herring is a common name for members of the family Clupeidae, consisting of numerous species of marine and fresh-water food fishes, including the sardine, the menhaden, and the shad.

California Herring


There are two types of commercially important herring:

A German New Year's tradition is to eat herring at the stroke of midnight to bring good luck for the New Year.

The Domesday Book, a great English land survey of 1086 and the oldest surviving public record, listed the town of Dunwich as one of the 10 largest towns in England, with royal annual taxes of 68,000 herring.

The powerful Hanseatic League of Germany and Scandinavia collapsed in the 15th century when herring stopped spawning in the Baltic Sea.

The term 'kippers' refers to herring that is split, dressed, salted and smoked.
 

 

Also see: Food Articles and Cooking Tips

You are here > Home

Next

Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2018 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.  You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.


 

FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS

FoodReference.com Logo

 

 

 

Popular Pages

Food History Articles
World Cuisine
Pleasures of the Table
Recipe Index

CULINARY SCHOOLS
& COOKING CLASSES

From Amateur & Basic Cooking Classes to Professional Chef Training & Degrees

 

 

Home   |   Articles   |   FOOD TRIVIA   |   Today in Food History   |   Food_Timeline   |   Recipes   |  Cooking_Tips   |   Food Videos   |   Food Quotes   |   Who’s Who   |   Culinary Schools and Tours   |  Food_Trivia_Quizzes   |   Food Poems   |   Free Magazines   |   Food Festivals & Events

FoodReference.com (since 1999)

FOOD TRIVIA and FOOD FACTS SECTION