- Apr 18, 2020
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Touché. I have had Surströmming ONCE when I was 19 and a drunk freshman at college. Definitely on my bottom 10 list. At that time - the seventies - it was allegedly banned from being imported to the US for being “unfit for human consumption” after a shipment exploded in NY harbor, but that might be an old wifes tale.That's right. Sometimes I delight in watching some Texans enjoying some special Swedish dish... ?
Funny though it may be within your circle of friends on here. Can you please now shut up about the food at the Headlands? You think you're being funny. But you're not. It's offensive. He's our host twice per year. Both times out of season.Touché. I have had Surströmming ONCE when I was 19 and a drunk freshman at college. Definitely on my bottom 10 list. At that time - the seventies - it was allegedly banned from being imported to the US for being “unfit for human consumption” after a shipment exploded in NY harbor, but that might be an old wifes tale.
In contrast to the food at Headlands, nobody can claim that Surströmming is bland.
Surströmming (pronounced [ˈsʉ̂ːˌʂʈrœmːɪŋ]; Swedish for ''sour herring'') is a lightly-saltedfermented Baltic Sea herring traditional to Swedish cuisine since at least the 16th century.
During the production of surströmming, just enough salt is used to prevent the raw herring from rotting while allowing it to ferment. A fermentation process of at least six months gives the fish its characteristic strong smell and somewhat acidic taste. According to a Japanese study, a newly opened can of surströmming has one of the most putrid food smells in the world, even stronger than similarly fermented fish dishes such as the Korean hongeohoeor Japanese kusaya.
Thanks for this, Martin.Guys (Magnus and Joe). On reflection I apologise for my grumpiness.
Thanks Martin. No worries. I hope all is OK in Manchester - these are stressful times.Guys (Magnus and Joe). On reflection I apologise for my grumpiness.
Charles is that you? ?I would agree with Martin. The full English at the Headlands is excellent! And the lunch they supply at low price is really good. And even Pete Phillips, with his gargantuan tolerance to alcohol, can afford to get bent at the bar with their low-low pricing. The Headlands is an excellent venue.
All Americans who do not like Asian food should go to Double One. There they can spend £10 on a curry which is a Asian as Prince Andrew remains faithful to Fergie (or was it Charles and Diana, I do not remember. I have been confused ever since Henry VIII). Long live Victoria.To all Americans reading this thread - please come to England and spend lots of your dollars Whichever tournament you choose to go to..........
Thanks mate. The cheque is in the post.Bounding Fire is a must go. The way the tournament is run is brilliant with the organisers taking the risk of both supplying unpublished scenarios and being willing to judge games that go over time. I cannot express how important thos aspect is as it is not fun when you are stuck waiting for a game to finish before you can play your next one. It is not a fun job and you can never satisfy everyone but it is so important thst players understand thst they will be decided.
The accommodation is great for the cost. The welcome outstanding and the food great value for money.
It's not fine dining but good hearty food. Well suited to soaking up the beer!
The Armenian kebab house is well worth the trip to Blackpool on its own. A take away that has peole queuing in the rain or 40 minutes! It has the cleanest kitchen area I have ever seen in a take away.
Travel to Blackpool is not too bad but will require a train change for most people. If you are flying in, then it may well be you can arrange a lift from a more local player.
Un fortunately, given the current circumstances, I am less and less optimistic of it going ahead this year. Aberdeen has been thrown back into lockdown due yo idiots who failed to adhere to social distancing rules.
Of course mate. My attendence from only 50 miles away still has similar considerations...currently back under lock down here in East Lancashire for exampleFWIW, I have put a stake in the ground to attend. It will depend on how comfortable I am with travelling to the UK and whether there is a protocol forcing me into quarantine on one end or the other. I am hopeful I can make it.