Door County, Wisconsin, Fish Boil
|One of the traditions of Door County is a fish boil. Many|
restaurants have them in the summer. Here
one of the chefs is getting the fire started.
|The tradition started in the old days when they wanted|
to find a way to feed workers, such as lumbermen,
in a hurry. It is said to have Scandinavian roots.
|Whitefish and potatoes are cooked in a pot over the fire.|
Toward the end of the process the cook adds a bit
of kerosene to really flame the pot!
|It really is an impressive sight to see!|
|Eventually after the flaming stops, the fish|
and potatoes are really cooked.
|They carry the pot of fish and potatoes|
inside of the restaurant.....
|.......where people line up to get a plateful of food. Here|
you can see the cooked whitefish and potatoes. At
the table there is also coleslaw & bread. For
dessert there is cherry pie & ice cream.
Greetings, Poets! Another week has passed. Where does time go? Time again for Poetry Pantry. I took the above photos last week when I was away for a "mini vacation." I have known about these fish boils since childhood but never went to one until this past week. If you ask me if I enjoyed it, I would say I enjoyed watching the fish being cooked. But I did not enjoy the fish. I do like fish, but this was a bit too 'rustic' for me.
Anyway, thanks to those of you who participate in the different features offered by Poets United. Rosemary shared a poem by A.E. Houseman for her The Living Dead series this week.
Monday Sherry is featuring one of our newest poets. It is always wonderful to learn about the poets who post among us, isn't it?
On Wednesday Sumana is prompting us to write a tribute poem to someone or something we wish to honor. What a fascinating subject for Midweek Motif!!
And now with no further delay, let's share poetry. Link your one poem below. Say hello in comments. And visit the poems of others who link. Come back a few times to see who is new! Smiles.
See you on the trail. And than you again for all of you who participate here!