Pickled herring is my favorite. Smoked herring from a can is also up high on my list , mainly for convenience reasons. If I ever see the day that Nordsee (a German seafood fast-food chain) comes to North America, I'll start believing in the tooth fairy, unicorns, and every other sort of beautiful magic that I've ever second-guessed in my life.
|Lex Albrecht at Nordsee with a pickled herring sandwich, in Munich, Germany|
So I eat different food before and during races. My newest and greatest find is this: Peanut Butter and Jelly NOW A3 Bar.
I fueled my most recent racing block at B.C. Superweek and Cascade Cycling Classic with these bars. I ate them before, during and after the races. I've never come across a bar that is substantial enough, yet easy enough to swallow and digest to suit these three circumstances.
I have yet to find them in Canada, but they're available online and in the USA. I'm going to be placing a big order to make sure I have enough to last me here at home!