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Nancy's Dutch Treat

Nancy lowers a herring down the hatch.

Nance, husband Mac and son Nate are back from a spring break outing to The Netherlands.  While there she ate herring.  Quite a bit of it.

Pickled herring with onions.  Deep fried herring.  Whole herring (pictured above) which she lowered into her mouth while it screamed for mercy.   Herring Bun (a great pattern for a man's suit). She also learned a new word.

  Smacklekker  (SHMAK-lecker) Literal translation: "smack delicious," yummy, the best.  It's fun to say.  And even though we know its true meaning, would be even more fun to yell out the window at that jerk who cut you off on I-5.

Besides herring 18 ways, Nancy also enjoyed what she called "the best frites evah!"

Credit Nancy Leson

And plenty of beer to go with all that salty fish and fries

Credit Nancy Leson


"The main product of the country is advocaat – a drink made from lawyers."

– Alan Coren

Dick Stein joined KNKX in January 1992. He retired in 2020 after three decades on air. During his storied radio career, he hosted the morning jazz show, co-hosted and produced "Food for Thought" with Nancy Leson and wrote and directed the Jimmy Jazzoid live radio musical comedies and 100 episodes of Jazz Kitchen.