Check out the iconic foods of Finland that must be tried or join us at NORTH Festival for a taste of Finnish cuisine. #NORTH2014

Check out the iconic foods of Finland that must be tried or join us at NORTH Festival for a taste of Finnish cuisine. #NORTH2014

Finnish cuisine - Karelian pastry (karjalanpiirakka), a thin rye crust with a filling of rice. Butter with a mixture of boiled egg is spread over the pastry before eating

Finnish cuisine - Karelian pastry (karjalanpiirakka), a thin rye crust with a filling of rice. Butter with a mixture of boiled egg is spread over the pastry before eating

In former times,Finland's harsh climate meant that fresh fruit & vegetables were largely unavailable for nine months of the year, causing a heavy reliance on tubers (initially turnip, later potato), dark rye bread and fermented dairy products, occasionally enlivened with preserved fish and meat. Traditionally, very few spices other than salt were available, and fresh herbs like dill were limited to the summer months.

In former times,Finland's harsh climate meant that fresh fruit & vegetables were largely unavailable for nine months of the year, causing a heavy reliance on tubers (initially turnip, later potato), dark rye bread and fermented dairy products, occasionally enlivened with preserved fish and meat. Traditionally, very few spices other than salt were available, and fresh herbs like dill were limited to the summer months.

Karelian pie. Finnish rye bread with a rice porridge in the middle. SO delicious!   (Copyright Sarka Babicka 2009-2012)

Karelian pie. Finnish rye bread with a rice porridge in the middle. SO delicious! (Copyright Sarka Babicka 2009-2012)

Karelian piirakka - this was my absolute favorite thing to eat in finland, maaaaaaybe tied with pulla but i think piirakka won

Karelian piirakka - this was my absolute favorite thing to eat in finland, maaaaaaybe tied with pulla but i think piirakka won

Mustikkapulla (blueberry buns). | 42 Traditional Finnish Foods That You Desperately Need In Your Life

Mustikkapulla (blueberry buns). | 42 Traditional Finnish Foods That You Desperately Need In Your Life

Finnish cuisine’s natural flavours put Finland on the gastronomic world map. Take a tasty tour, complete with recipes.

Finnish cuisine’s natural flavours put Finland on the gastronomic world map. Take a tasty tour, complete with recipes.

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