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TSharp
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Cooking Authentic Finnish Food

Post by TSharp » Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:52 am

Greetings all,

I have a question about home cooking some authentic Finnish food. Long story short, I've recently started dating a beautiful and bright female who is very proud of her Finnish heritage. She doesn't have much family here (We're currently in America) and I want to cook her something special for her birthday, which is coming up in a few weeks. I've tried doing some independent research but I thought it would be a good idea to pose the question here. As far as dietary restrictions, we both eat gluten and meat is fine in smaller doses. Both of us have decreased our consumption of red meat for personal health reasons. It's totally alright if a dish has red meat. I think we can manage one special meal of it. Anyways, would love to hear any thoughts, suggestions, or recipes. Thanks everyone and hope to talk more about this!!



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Re: Cooking Authentic Finnish Food

Post by FinlandGirl » Sat Apr 30, 2022 12:58 pm

TSharp wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:52 am
I have a question about home cooking some authentic Finnish food. Long story short, I've recently started dating a beautiful and bright female who is very proud of her Finnish heritage. She doesn't have much family here (We're currently in America) and I want to cook her something special for her birthday, which is coming up in a few weeks.
I wouldn't try cooking something she might know but you don't know how it is supposed to look or taste.
TSharp wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:52 am
I've tried doing some independent research but I thought it would be a good idea to pose the question here. As far as dietary restrictions, we both eat gluten and meat is fine in smaller doses. Both of us have decreased our consumption of red meat for personal health reasons. It's totally alright if a dish has red meat. I think we can manage one special meal of it. Anyways, would love to hear any thoughts, suggestions, or recipes. Thanks everyone and hope to talk more about this!!
The tourist places sell dishes with Reindeer meat as "authentic".

Less glamorous is what we Finns consider authentic:
https://yle.fi/news/3-9413195
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karelian_pasty
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A4mmi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leip%C3%A4juusto
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karelian_hot_pot

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Re: Cooking Authentic Finnish Food

Post by rinso » Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:43 pm

If you really want to impress, you can try Vorschmack.
https://www.mealmyday.com/en/recipe/vor ... nish-taste

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Re: Cooking Authentic Finnish Food

Post by TSharp » Mon May 02, 2022 7:14 pm

The Mammi looks really delicious and I feel confident it's something I can make! As far as what she's already tried before, I'm not quite sure, but I'm hoping I get credit for putting in the effort :) After looking up Karelian, that also seems like a dish I can manage. Really appreciate the feedback! Now it's time to start experimenting in the kitchen.
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Re: Cooking Authentic Finnish Food

Post by TSharp » Mon May 02, 2022 7:16 pm

rinso wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:43 pm
If you really want to impress, you can try Vorschmack.
https://www.mealmyday.com/en/recipe/vor ... nish-taste
This looks very interesting. I'm a huge fan of pickles, so maybe this is an option!

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Re: Cooking Authentic Finnish Food

Post by Yaroslav Fadeev » Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:57 pm

rinso wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:43 pm
If you really want to impress, you can try Vorschmack.
https://www.mealmyday.com/en/recipe/vor ... nish-taste
I love Vorschmack, and it's easy to cook :thumbsup:


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