You are what you eat, Part 1: A big fish in a small pond

Herring (© )

The first part of a three-part co-production looking at aspects of national cuisine and the customs associated with serving and receiving food in Scotland, Ireland and the Netherlands.

Part One is about herring: why this tiny fish could claim to be responsible for the great Dutch wealth of the Golden Age, and why it’s still such a big part of Dutch culture.

Producer: Maggie Ayre

Broadcast: January 30, 1998