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(The Local)   Guess what happened to that can of fermented fish you stuck in the roof eave in 1990 and forgot about?   (thelocal.se) divider line 70
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2014-02-11 07:48:38 AM
It fixed the cable?
 
2014-02-11 07:49:37 AM
It saved me 15% on my auto insurance. This is not a guess.
 
2014-02-11 07:51:03 AM
partyends.com
 
2014-02-11 07:51:44 AM
Guess? OK. It changed its name to Irina Rodnina, went to the Olympics, became a Russian MP, and had its twitter hacked with racist pictures of Obama?

/Pretty good for a can of fish
 
2014-02-11 07:53:17 AM
There really isn't any risk for an explosion.

If you have to even say that, should you really be eating it?
 
2014-02-11 07:54:02 AM
Watch some of the youtube videos of folks trying to eat Surströmming. They're uniformly hilarious.

The funniest is LA Beast, who describes the odour as: "It smells like a shiat took a shiat."  :P
 
2014-02-11 07:54:24 AM
media.jsonline.com

"No comment"
 
2014-02-11 07:56:43 AM
Surströmming right?

*checks article*

Yup. I recently had a 5yo can that we opened. The fish had more or less disintegrated, but the smell hadn't.
 
2014-02-11 07:59:18 AM
The Swedish are weird
 
2014-02-11 08:01:10 AM
"The biggest risk is that the fish never stopped fermenting and all that's left is a can of smelly sauce," he said.

I have no desire to ever encounter a food like this.  I've heard of/seen video of people trying Surströmming, but even though I'm a fan a smelly cheeses and have tried durian, nothing could persuade me to try this.
 
2014-02-11 08:01:18 AM

OtherLittleGuy: It fixed the cable?


Don't be fatuous Jeffrey.

Also...

http://jezebel.com/5682569/knife+wiel ding-woman-orders-husband-to-per f orm-cunnilingus

/Some men uncomfortable even hearing the word

//Vagina
 
2014-02-11 08:02:06 AM
Thank you Fark. I thoroughly enjoyed that article.
 
2014-02-11 08:03:02 AM
Open the can, and you can choke on the smell from 20 feet away, upwind. A friend of mines Dad had a can of this shiat and opened it at his 14th birthday party. They did it on the back porch, and people in the kitchen, inside the house and maybe 40 feet away started choking. The Dad and Grampa dug in and chowed that shiat like it was candy.

This has GOT to be the nastiest "food" anyone has ever invented. It's my understanding that this originated when some traders had dozens of cans of canned herring that were presumed to have gone over (because the cans were swelling) and needed fresh meat, so they traded those to some Swedish locals for some fresh venison. When those traders came back the next year, the local folks were asking for more and were willing to trade a high price for it.

I wouldn't touch the stuff if you paid me. I know what it smells like.
 
2014-02-11 08:04:41 AM
Does not approve

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2014-02-11 08:09:13 AM
So, a red herring?
 
2014-02-11 08:09:50 AM
I'm going to guess that some Swedes pronounced it fit to eat two years ago and had it for Christmas dinner.
 
2014-02-11 08:11:50 AM
I will ignore dates on canned goods years past their 'expiration'  but I draw the line when the can starts swelling.  Is there something special about this product that means the swelling of the can isn't caused by botulism toxin?  AKA, are we going to get a follow-up story in a week or two about a mass death in Sweden?
 
2014-02-11 08:13:45 AM
So why store it in the roof eaves?
 
2014-02-11 08:15:07 AM
I make it a point to try local dishes when I've had to travel for work.  This is the only dish a local has not encouraged me to try.  Not that I would anyway.
 
2014-02-11 08:16:35 AM
I don't remember Swedish Fish being so dangerous

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2014-02-11 08:19:21 AM
That reminds me of a story my husband told me. When he and his brother were little kids, they were rough-housing and broke the leg off their mom's brand new sofa.  They stuck a can of beans in its place (the sofa had a skirt that covered it. 

About ten years later his folks were watching TV when suddenly the can collapsed and stinky beans started pooling out from under the couch.  Freaked his mother out.
 
2014-02-11 08:23:22 AM
Roseann's panties?
 
2014-02-11 08:23:41 AM

freetomato: That reminds me of a story my husband told me. When he and his brother were little kids, they were rough-housing and broke the leg off their mom's brand new sofa.  They stuck a can of beans in its place (the sofa had a skirt that covered it. 

About ten years later his folks were watching TV when suddenly the can collapsed and stinky beans started pooling out from under the couch.  Freaked his mother out.


In 10 years no one ever cleaned under the couch?  I'm thinking stinky beans wasn't their only problem....
 
2014-02-11 08:23:42 AM

LoneDoggie: Is there something special about this product that means the swelling of the can isn't caused by botulism toxin?


Yes, the gas is a product of the continued fermentation inside the can.
 
2014-02-11 08:28:24 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: freetomato: That reminds me of a story my husband told me. When he and his brother were little kids, they were rough-housing and broke the leg off their mom's brand new sofa.  They stuck a can of beans in its place (the sofa had a skirt that covered it. 

About ten years later his folks were watching TV when suddenly the can collapsed and stinky beans started pooling out from under the couch.  Freaked his mother out.

In 10 years no one ever cleaned under the couch?  I'm thinking stinky beans wasn't their only problem....


First thing I said too!  Oddly enough his mom's house really does look and smell nice.

I'm watching one of those vides of a guy trying to eat this stuff and the smell alone is making him hurl.
 
2014-02-11 08:29:03 AM
Once they open the can they'll be able to cut down the mightiest tree in the forest.
 
2014-02-11 08:31:47 AM

freetomato: Satan's Bunny Slippers: freetomato: That reminds me of a story my husband told me. When he and his brother were little kids, they were rough-housing and broke the leg off their mom's brand new sofa.  They stuck a can of beans in its place (the sofa had a skirt that covered it. 

About ten years later his folks were watching TV when suddenly the can collapsed and stinky beans started pooling out from under the couch.  Freaked his mother out.

In 10 years no one ever cleaned under the couch?  I'm thinking stinky beans wasn't their only problem....

First thing I said too!  Oddly enough his mom's house really does look and smell nice.

I'm watching one of those vides of a guy trying to eat this stuff and the smell alone is making him hurl.


good!  :)

I saw an episode of Andreas Viestad's show that featured it.  Even the people who 'liked' it were choking when it was opened.  They held it out in the woods away from everything as the small town they were in did not allow for it to be opened within the town proper.

I couldn't do it, nope, nope.

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2014-02-11 08:34:09 AM
Surströmmingsskiva  party! Who's in?
 
2014-02-11 08:47:17 AM
Oh man, when I lived in Västerås my next door neighbor opened a can on a shared patio in the middle of winter. The smell seemed to sink into the snow and stayed for weeks. Just the worst smelling vile shiat I ever smelled (and I've worked at a landfill). Now I know why airlines that service Scandinavia ban it from planes. That smell in a tube full of people with recirculating air at 30,000ft? That is a fate worse than death.

/having a PTSD attack thinking about that smell
 
2014-02-11 08:48:48 AM
Emily: I could open a couple of cans of sardines.

Bob: Sardines? I thought we were saving them for a special event.

Emily: Like what?

Bob: Famine?
 
2014-02-11 09:31:33 AM
FTFA:  "If there's any fish left in the can, I'm going to eat it," Ruben Madsen of Sweden's Surströmming Academy told The Local.

Now that's the face of dedication right there.  That is a man dedicated to his cause.

/not sure if that's a good thing.
 
2014-02-11 09:33:39 AM

reklamfox: The Swedish are weird

 
2014-02-11 09:44:09 AM
How do you say 'Haz-Mat" in Swedish?
 
2014-02-11 09:59:06 AM
Just like opening any coffin after 20yrs.
 
2014-02-11 10:05:46 AM
If only there were a way to release the pressure.
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2014-02-11 10:09:00 AM

reklamfox: The Swedish are weird


So are Swedish fish
 
2014-02-11 10:19:39 AM
Madsen invoked a musical analogy to compare the richness of aged surströmming to that eaten right off the shelf.

"Think of the difference between Wagner and Chopin," he explained.

"With Wagner, you get hit repeatedly with the same tones. But with Chopin, you can hear every instrument, every tone. It's a much more complex sound, which is much like the richer taste you get with an aged can of fermented herring."


I have said the same thing about the difference between McDonald's Chicken McNuggets and Chick-Fil-A's chicken nuggets.
 
2014-02-11 10:23:37 AM
How does this stuff stack up to those SE Asian fermented eggs? Purple egg paste was not that tasty.
 
2014-02-11 10:29:38 AM

McGrits: How does this stuff stack up to those SE Asian fermented eggs? Purple egg paste was not that tasty.


I would imagine that this up against balut would make balut seem like finest roast chicken ever.
 
2014-02-11 10:29:47 AM
CSB:

My first day at work in Norway happened to coincide with a company Christmas party. They had all of the traditional Norwegian foods laid out, including pinnekjøt, ribbe, etc. I thought it was strange that there was a window open at one end of the buffet line but dismissed it because I thought what the heck, they were Norwegians, they like cold. A bit later in the night, my boss started steering me towards the end of the table near the open window and said, "Have you tried everything yet? There's rakfisk down here!"  Not knowing better, I followed. Fortunately, two of my coworkers yelled out "NO!!" and pulled me to safety.

/I quickly learned who my friends were going to be that day
 
2014-02-11 10:46:01 AM
FTFA: Madsen's biggest fear about his upcoming Norway herring adventure is finding there's no fish left in the 25-year-old can.

"The biggest risk is that the fish never stopped fermenting and all that's left is a can of smelly sauce," he said.


If that's the case, put it in a bottle and sell it to Italians. It's the same stuff as garum, basically, except garum doesn't have the fish bits still in it.


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2014-02-11 10:58:57 AM

WelldeadLink: If only there were a way to release the pressure.
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I'm pretty sure you don't want to shoot that stuff, you might make it angry.

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2014-02-11 11:00:11 AM

phyrkrakr: FTFA: Madsen's biggest fear about his upcoming Norway herring adventure is finding there's no fish left in the 25-year-old can.

"The biggest risk is that the fish never stopped fermenting and all that's left is a can of smelly sauce," he said.

If that's the case, put it in a bottle and sell it to Italians. It's the same stuff as garum, basically, except garum doesn't have the fish bits still in it.


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Every great culinary tradition has some version of fermented fish sauce, that one dates back to the ancient Romans.
 
Ant
2014-02-11 11:12:43 AM
A few years ago, I was in the Ballard area of Seattle (Nordic neighborhood). My wife and I were browsing inside a shop that sold Swedish food and knick-knacks when we spotted a few cans of something that were bulging. Thinking they were probably full of botulism, we took the cans up to the guy at the cash register and told him that he should probably get rid of those before they killed someone or made someone sick. Now his look of amusement at our concern makes more sense.

/csb
 
2014-02-11 11:22:43 AM

Deep Contact: Surströmmingsskiva  party! Who's in?


Dennis Rodman, that's who!
 
2014-02-11 11:25:27 AM
I like my pickled herring, but, I'm drawing the line here.
 
2014-02-11 11:30:48 AM

phyrkrakr: FTFA: Madsen's biggest fear about his upcoming Norway herring adventure is finding there's no fish left in the 25-year-old can.

"The biggest risk is that the fish never stopped fermenting and all that's left is a can of smelly sauce," he said.

If that's the case, put it in a bottle and sell it to Italians. It's the same stuff as garum, basically, except garum doesn't have the fish bits still in it.


Fish sauce is awesome. That is all.
 
2014-02-11 11:32:40 AM

El Dudereno: phyrkrakr: FTFA: Madsen's biggest fear about his upcoming Norway herring adventure is finding there's no fish left in the 25-year-old can.

"The biggest risk is that the fish never stopped fermenting and all that's left is a can of smelly sauce," he said.

If that's the case, put it in a bottle and sell it to Italians. It's the same stuff as garum, basically, except garum doesn't have the fish bits still in it.

Fish sauce is awesome. That is all.


Seconded.  Nuac Mam FTW.
 
2014-02-11 11:33:15 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: El Dudereno: phyrkrakr: FTFA: Madsen's biggest fear about his upcoming Norway herring adventure is finding there's no fish left in the 25-year-old can.

"The biggest risk is that the fish never stopped fermenting and all that's left is a can of smelly sauce," he said.

If that's the case, put it in a bottle and sell it to Italians. It's the same stuff as garum, basically, except garum doesn't have the fish bits still in it.

Fish sauce is awesome. That is all.

Seconded.  Nuac Mam FTW.


**nuOc

goddammitsomuch
 
2014-02-11 11:39:20 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: El Dudereno: phyrkrakr: FTFA: Madsen's biggest fear about his upcoming Norway herring adventure is finding there's no fish left in the 25-year-old can.

"The biggest risk is that the fish never stopped fermenting and all that's left is a can of smelly sauce," he said.

If that's the case, put it in a bottle and sell it to Italians. It's the same stuff as garum, basically, except garum doesn't have the fish bits still in it.

Fish sauce is awesome. That is all.

Seconded.  Nuac Mam FTW.


My favorite that I can find locally is Red Boat.
 
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