In Norway we call today feittirsdag, fat Tuesday. In America I think you call it Shrove Tuesday, in Great Britain Pancake Tuesday. Whatever you call it, in Christian tradition today is the last day before the long fast which leands up to Easter.
There are several feittirsdags traditions in Norway. The one I am used to, is to eat a salted, boiled leg of pork.
And that´s why I wrote the book about Lent 10 years ago.
When I worked on the book, I spent some time with my dear friend Dagmar in Austria. I was on her farm on Shrove Tuesday, and Dagmar made their traditional Shrove Tuesday food, a herring salad.
Dagmar´s Herring Salad
Make the salad a few hours before you plan to eat it, to make it more juicy.