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Finnish cooking in America

Post by LainaLainaLain » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:07 am

Hello, I'm a third generation Finn with a question. My mom makes a soup with milk, potatoes and kielbasa. For the life of me I cannot spell it properly. I know that it starts with Maito but the rest is lost.
We say it as: mitta bootwa
I'm looking to see if anyone knows the proper spelling of the dish.



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Re: Finnish cooking in America

Post by Upphew » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:43 pm

Could it be just a maitokeitto, milk soup? Maitokeittova could be how some old Finn says it in his/her dialect.
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Post by Pursuivant » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:47 pm

'Maitohuttua'? But if its late 19th century colloquial they used varied namings across the country, so what they call potato soup in one place can be apple porridge in another.

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Post by LainaLainaLain » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:15 pm

It could be either of those. It's something we've both been trying to figure out for the longest time, and with how dialects are it is a challenge to figure it out. Thank you for your help!
Could any of you possibly help with another type of dish? All my mother can remember is that it is a milk and rice base dish. Kinda of like a rice pudding, but runnier. You would often put fruit in it. Her mother would make it all the time when she was a child and it's something I want to try.
Does anyone know of any websites that have traditional Finnish cooking? I know that based on location it can change, but that's not a bug deal for me. I've been wanting to get more in touch with m FInnish heritage.


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Re: Finnish cooking in America

Post by Pursuivant » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:22 pm

Ah, its the stuff at christmas. You make a rice porridge, and a "sekametelisoppa" to go with. Porridge is also good with blueberry soup. And if you mix the blueberries, well...

I think the only problem is to find "porridge-rice" like the foreigners had finding "unclebens" rice back in the day
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Post by onkko » Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:37 pm

Sekametelisoppa, one i do remember. http://www.arla.fi/reseptit/sekametelisoppa/
Shortly its dried fruits boiled and served with rice. Its for cristmas.
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Post by CH » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:02 pm

Martat (a home economy association) has some traditional recipes. That is with the search for old traditonal foods, they have a lot of other recipes, to. A lot of traditional recipes aren't really done anymore.
In English, although not all are old traditional: http://www.foodfromfinland.com/recipes
Glossary of Finnish foods and food items: http://www.saunalahti.fi/~marian1/gourmet/gl_finn.htm
And, from the same site, recipes: http://www.dlc.fi/~marianna/gourmet/finnish.htm

Rice porrige recipe. Note that the rice is short grain porridge rice.


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