TRADITIONAL FINNISH FOOD Finnish people eat traditionally food that origins straight from the fields, lakes and forests. We eat a lot of fish, meat, grain (rye, barley and oat) berries (strawberries, blueberries, lingonberries and cloudberries) mushrooms (chanterelles, boletus). Milk and its products like buttermilk are used in foods and drinks. Finnish also eat a lot of potatoes. Finnish food has been influenced by Sweden, but we also have some Russian influences. Nowadays the Finns eat as global as everywhere, but the traditional cooking should be kept alive.
VegetablesVegetables, especiallyroot vegetables andcabbage (they could bewell retained in thewinter in the old days)have always been verypopular Finnish food.
Rye BreadThis bread kept theFinns alive in the poorold days. Nowadays ryebread is eaten muchbecause of itshealthiness. It is socalled ”super food”.
Meat stew withmashed potatoesAll kinds of stews (pork, beefand reindeer) aretraditionally very popular inFinland. Usually boiledpotatoes or mashed potatoesare served with it. You alsocan add some lingonberrymarmalade on your portion.
Fish dishesFinland is a country ofthousands of lakes, so it iseasy to get fish here. Inaddition to super marketsyou can catch your fish in alake or in a river. And finallyyou can make a nice andcreamy soup out of it!
PorridgeIt’s not only the infants thateat porridge in Finland.Porridge is very healthy andyou can make it out of manyingredients: berries, differentkinds of grains.
Cinnamon bunsFinnish people bake alot at home. Thesekinds of buns are veryeasy to bake and theytaste delicious!
Finnish desserts Oven-baked cheese with cloudberry sauce Blueberry pie
Finnish ChristmasFood Ham with mustard, potatoes, vegetable casseroles, salads with beetroot, carrots, apples etc., fish (salmon, herring etc.), sweet christmas bread, home made cheese, pies filled with rice and meat and served with broth.