KLADESHOLMEN, Sweden----The mind can drift when you travel alone.
I was having lunch on the outdoor patio at the acclaimed Salt & Sill, a restaurant and floating hotel on the Marstrand Fjord about an hour northwest of Gothenburg.
Kladesholmen is a fishing village that dates back to the 15th century when its winding streets were lined with salting houses and canneries. The Salt & Sill restaurant is only 10 years old but it celebrates one of Sweden's oldest food traditions:
So I had to have the Sillplanka (pickled herring board) with a half dozen very unique herrings (195 SEK; or $25.31 USD).
There was a wonderfully rich blackcurrant herring, homegrown dill and lemon snap herring, "The Herring of the Year" (homegrown malt whiskey snaps and mustard) and horseradish and bacon herring.......