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fishboil. a door county tradition
10/6/04 jypsee

fishboil. a door county tradition

Viking Grill in Ellison Bay, WI

...it consists of whitefish cut in chunks and new potatoes in a
strainer basket that fits the boil pot; when the fish is done, the boil master puts
kerosene on the fire to cause the fish oil to overflow the pot...
it's served with cole slaw, rye bread and corn on the cob,
with Door County cherry pie for dessert. I'm not a fan of bland whitefish,
but I eat it when I come to Door County.

....here's a photo of the tavern in the country where I ate last night...


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Cheryl Hawkins11-Oct-2004 21:26
I have to echo Cliff's comment about loving Pbase for all the new customs, etc. we are exposed to. Wonderful capture.
gary becker09-Oct-2004 18:35
Very cool image. My first reaction was the same as Karen's.
northstar3709-Oct-2004 08:56
aha, I've heard of this, never seen one before though...
snootydog09-Oct-2004 00:27
So this is what a fish boil is, eh? This is a fun shot.
Karen Stuebing08-Oct-2004 10:48
Great night shot. Looks like a witches' cauldron. :)

The fish boil sounds like fun and with enough alcohol I bet it tastes delicious. ;)
Guest 08-Oct-2004 00:32
Guess all of us will soon be dressing like these people were - for the cold. Plus a fire will soon be quite nice. Not sure if I'm looking forward to that, but ....
Lori Rolfe07-Oct-2004 22:31
love the feel to both these images.... cozy, fall-like, and in the second filled with companionship moments.... very nice!
Lee Kindness07-Oct-2004 21:52
nice draw in the fire, and then you notice the whispy steam... Intriguing!
Si Kirk07-Oct-2004 21:42
hmmm sounds great especialy the Pie!!
Elaine (etfitz)07-Oct-2004 21:41
What a wonderful tradition! Nice image.
Cliff07-Oct-2004 21:34
What I love about pbase PaD is info and photos about goings on and traditions - this is marvellous !
Stu07-Oct-2004 21:24
Excellent image. It says "October has arrived"