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Fine dining with Finnish

Fine dining with Finnish | Finland | Scoop.it

In the hands of innovative chefs, Finland's local ingredients come into their own at new Helsinki restaurants, writes Leisa Tyler.

In years gone by, Nordic food was considered as glum as northern Europe's winter sun. Perhaps spurred on by the success of what is being dubbed "new Nordic cuisine" and the trailblazing kitchen of Rene Redzepi and his Copenhagen restaurant Noma, or perhaps influenced by the locavore movement sweeping the restaurant world, the cuisine from the far northern reaches of continental Europe is experiencing a revolution.

Discarding imported products and the borrowed culinary styles of France and Italy - traditionally very influential in Nordic countries - chefs have been turning their focus inward and rediscovering the bounty of their own gastronomic heritage.

  

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Finnish Cheeses. — Winesworld's Magazine

Finnish Cheeses. — Winesworld's Magazine | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish Cheeses Finland, a Scandinavian country, located north of the Baltic Sea, and bordering Russia in the east, produces significant amounts of cheese. This prosperous country's economy is based on three segments, ...
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A crayfish party to remember

A crayfish party to remember | Finland | Scoop.it
Our annual company crayfish party was on Saturday.I thought this fishing boat would pick us up, but we were picked up two boats.
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How to Make Finnish Fish Soup

How to Make Finnish Fish Soup | Finland | Scoop.it
How to Make Finnish Fish Soup. Finnish Fish Soup or 'Lohikeitto' as it's called in Finland is one of the most basic and traditional winter soups in Scandinavia. This soup might also be referred to as Cream of Salmon Chowder of Cream of Salmon Soup.
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Crayfish season begins

Crayfish season begins | Finland | Scoop.it
The crayfish season has started on Thursday. These fresh-water crustaceans can
be legally trapped for the table up through the end of October.
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Finnish Cloudberries Can’t Compete | 65 Degrees North

Finnish Cloudberries Can’t Compete | 65 Degrees North | Finland | Scoop.it
The taste of Finnish summer is not just native strawberries but cloudberries. But a Lapland food company CEO is convinced that Finnish cloudberries are being priced out of the market.
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Salmiakki Ice Cream – Only Finns Can Love it! | The Finnishing Touches..

Salmiakki Ice Cream – Only Finns Can Love it! | The Finnishing Touches.. | Finland | Scoop.it
There is a new advert playing on TV right now in Finland what has gone viral on all the major social networks as well.
It features the comparison of Finns and Foreigners tasting a Salmiakki Ice Cream from the brand Fazer and its much better to watch the reactions than me telling it to you. But lets just say it sums up the situation nicely. A well done advert indeed.
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Fresh picked herbs feature in archipelago Helsinki while summer-Raku, lunch buffets and late lunches run ashore in mainland Helsinki!

Fresh picked herbs feature in archipelago Helsinki while summer-Raku, lunch buffets and late lunches run ashore in mainland Helsinki! | Finland | Scoop.it
Restaurant NJK favors herbs used in archipelago cooking, growing them on tiny Valkosaari Island in gardens just a few steps from the restaurant kitchen. NJK understands the importance of pure food and stresses environmental friendly policies...
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owlet: worldly wednesday :: Finland

owlet: worldly wednesday :: Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Over the long weekend, we went to Finland. It's somewhere that none of us knew much about and interestingly, the internet didn't know a great deal about it either. We did find out that it's purportedly the happiest country on earth. And the food is not really for all the members of the family. I'd probably do well there though, so a solo mama trip somewhere in the future might be possible...
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Finnish Rhubarb Soup | Honest Cooking

Finnish Rhubarb Soup | Honest Cooking | Finland | Scoop.it
This is the perfect time to enjoy rhubarb that grows in abundance in most countries all over the world. Finnish rhubarb soup is a classic summer dessert which you can enjoy with a dash of milk, yoghurt or with good vanilla bean ice cream. It’s dead simple to make, too!
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Finland - Bizarre Foods - Travel Channel

Finland - Bizarre Foods - Travel Channel | Finland | Scoop.it
Andrew ventures to Finland, a country where traditional cooking still reigns but is also inspiring a new food trend known as new Nordic cuisine.
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Uniquely Finnish - the best of the province

Uniquely Finnish - the best of the province | Finland | Scoop.it
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The Uniquely Finnish label is a national quality label for small entrepreneurs. ProAgria Association of Rural Advisory Centres grants the label to qualified foodstuff, handicraft and rural tourism companies based on applications. The Uniquely Finnish is the most demanding label of domestic origin because its requirements cover a recognised quality system as well as the acceptance of products and services by special panels in addition to a high degree of domestic origin.
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~ e l r a ~: Korvapuustit - Finnish Cinnamon Buns

~ e l r a  ~: Korvapuustit - Finnish Cinnamon Buns | Finland | Scoop.it
Like she said, this Finnish buns were delicious, and addictive. I had to control myself to not over indulged, of course that was not happen. I ate so many of these buns, so did the my whole family. We were so satisfied!
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Boreal Expat: Fungus of the Forest

Boreal Expat: Fungus of the Forest | Finland | Scoop.it

Finns are great forest scavengers. Even for urban Helsinkians, it’s not uncommon to head out to the nearest woods to pick berries or mushrooms. It’s practically a national pastime, and another one of the ways that Finns are more closely connected to the land than, say, the average American would be.

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Fascinating Finland: Finnish food | Chris Around The World: A ...

Fascinating Finland: Finnish food | Chris Around The World: A ... | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish food: If you don't eat fish or reindeer, you may be out of luck. But for those who do, the simple ingredients and clever preparations will win you over.
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lumo lifestyle: Crayfish party

lumo lifestyle: Crayfish party | Finland | Scoop.it

Crayfish season is very important to many Finns. I had't had a single crayfish this summer until last weekend. My aunt invited me then over to eat crayfish while Husband was sailing. Very tasty.

I will attend also another crayfish party end of next week. We will have our annual company "Christmas party" at my employers villa near Helsinki (we don't have any Christmas parties at work, but have this nice August party every year). Hope it will be warm, so we can sit outdoors at the beach.

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Finnish blazing salmon and Demon's Gate | No onion please

Finnish blazing salmon and Demon's Gate | No onion please | Finland | Scoop.it
One evening we enjoyed blazing salmon (scroll down for the recipe), a Finnish way of preparing fish, where it is part cooked part smoked in indirect heat from the open fire. It is a really simple dish, just fish and salt ...
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Finnish nature plentiful in superfoods

Finnish nature plentiful in superfoods | Finland | Scoop.it
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Mistranslated recipe suggests using poisonous mushrooms

Mistranslated recipe suggests using poisonous mushrooms | Finland | Scoop.it
A crucial translation mistake in the book of Italian recipes 'Ruokasuosikit Italia', which has been on the market for years, effectively makes the text recommend poisonous false morels for use in a risotto.
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Sweets as national symbols of Finland! | Go Finland

Sweets as national symbols of Finland! | Go Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
People are divided into those who love sweets and those who hates them. However, it happens that fans become haters and on the contrary.
Many people can not even look on lakrin sweets for a long time, once they have casually got mixed with weighed out sugar candies – they become pleasant! Then you cannot live without them for some months…
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Being introduced to 'Karjalanpiirakka' ... on Twitpic

Being introduced to 'Karjalanpiirakka'  ... on Twitpic | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish specialty. by http://twitpic.com/photos/cyberdees
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lemonpi » Finnish Teaspoon Cookies (Lusikkaleivät)

lemonpi » Finnish Teaspoon Cookies (Lusikkaleivät) | Finland | Scoop.it
While making these Finnish cookies the other day, I was reminded of the butter cookies of my childhood. It's funny to think about it now, but when we were growing up, there was nothing more chic than receiving a gift of ...
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Kaleva “Remembering Aiti” Cookbook now available | www.hometownfocus.us | Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

The Virginia Ladies and Knights of Kaleva are promoting their Finnish heritage through delicious traditional and/or favorite recipes in the 2010 “Remembering Aiti” cookbook.

The Ladies decided to combine current members recipes with the recipes from the 1970’s “Remembering Aiti” cookbook. The first cookbook honored the mothers of the pioneer days. The 107 recipes were the staples of their coffee and dinner tables. Their recipes include Senja Maki’s Aiti’s Pannukakku, Ruth Viikinsalo’s Finnish Beet Salad, Ellen Saranen’s Kalakuku, Sadie Martin’s Oatmeal Flat Bread, and Barb Rinne’s Vainamoinen’s Pike Stew.
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Adaptive Radiation: Finnish food

Adaptive Radiation: Finnish food | Finland | Scoop.it
There is a huge fish-eating culture here. Although the cured herring makes me gag, I'm rather partial to hot smoked salmon and have been eating it almost every other day.
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Nadi.fi: Berries in a glass

Nadi.fi: Berries in a glass | Finland | Scoop.it
Grapes do not grow in Finland, but the wide variety of berries that do grow here enables Finns to make forty different types of wine, for domestic consumption and for export. Berry wines are somewhat uncommon in the world, but the method of production does not differ too much from that used when making wine from grapes—it is just a little more difficult.
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