Due to the harsh climate, traditional Finnish cuisine included many grains and berries. Today contemporary Finns enjoy a wide variety of modern foods typical of Western Europe. Hunting and fishing are popular in Finland, with fish, moose and deer plentiful, but restaurants also serve reindeer.
The Finnish diet combines traditional country fare and upper class cuisine with modern continental style cooking. Spices have been adopted from both East and West. Finland—the country of thousands of lakes, endless forests, long winters and light summer nights—lies between Sweden and Russia. Come along with us and find out more about the culinary delights of this warm and friendly country.
Information provided by the Finnish Tourist Board and the Finnish Food Industries Federation, from an article by Anna-Maija Tanttu, written for the Department of Press and Culture of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Copyright © 1994-2006, Anna-Maija Tanttu.
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