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Finland: Discover Finland’s Culinary Culture

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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Finns appreciate simplicity and honesty in all things. The same goes for their cooking; gimmicks and frills are simply not in their nature. Everything starts with clean ingredients, and less is usually more.

Best of all, we have started to appreciate local produce and traditions more and more. Finnish modesty has taken a back seat while a healthy pride for their cuisine has emerged. Now is the time to take a gastronomic journey to Finland.

AUTHENTICALLY LOCAL

When it comes to ingredients and recipes, each region has its own delicious character. They are fiercely loyal to their culinary roots and proud of their local traditions.

Although you can buy just about anything your heart desires in Finland these days, go native the next time you are there, and you will be in for a treat.

PURITY

Finland is a haven of clean and naturally nutrient- rich foods. The long summer days and cool temperatures enhance the aromas and pigments in wild berries. The real benefits of the Finnish wild berry are, in addition to its northern location, clean soil, clean air and clean water. The unique aroma and the colours are produced by flavonoids and other polyphenols. Finns scour their vast forests for these delicious treasures along with tasty mushrooms and fresh wild herbs.

BLUEBERRY PIE RECIPE
INGREDIENTS (8 PORTIONS)

Crust

100 g margarine
1⁄2 dl sugar
1 egg
1 dl wholemeal flour
1 dl wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder

FILLING

3 dl blueberries
200 g sour cream
1 egg
1⁄2 dl sugar
1 tsp. vanilla sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

Cream the margarine and sugar, whisk in the egg. Combine the dry ingredients and stir into the mixture. Press the crust into a pie tin with oured hands, covering the base and sides. Add the blueberries evenly. Mix the sour cream, egg, sugar and vanilla sugar. Pour the mixture on top of the blueberries. Bake for 30 minutes at 200 °C on the oven’s lower rack. If the bottom is not fully baked, leave the pie on the oven oor for 5 minutes with the heat off.

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