Are you wondering, how do we Finns eat? Well, to make it easy to digest, we divided the Finnish food year in four:
Everyday wellbeing - casual delicacies from home kitchens
The most beloved Finnish food comes from hearty home kitchens. Classics are classics for a reason - there is no match for these saviours of the bustling everyday life.
Work, school, ice hockey practice, piano lessons, doctor appointments.
In Finland this busy time in life is called “rush years”. That is why Finnish family dinner is prepared in no time and thanks to great ingredients, is loved by every generation.
Fire and charcoal - grilling and cooking outdoors
Finnish summer is known for it’s bright and long nights, sauna and the distinguish aroma of the grill. The scent of charcoal cooked meat will definitely bring those lovely memories to every Finn.
Pack your bags! Summer cottage awaits and relaxing summer holiday starts as soon as the city silhouette has disappeared from the rear view mirror.
Next stop: peace and quiet. But first Finns need to stop at the grocery store to get their summer essentials, steaks and sausages.
Harvest season - the peak of colourful season
Let it simmer long and carefully. While the whole family is enjoying the bright and colourful Finnish autumn, the roast just gets better and better.
The national treasures of Finland are found in it’s vast forests and fields. Wild ceps, chanterelles, blueberries and cranberries are ripe and ready for picking - no need to ask permission. Local crops are at their best to go perfectly with fresh meats.
Holiday season - get-togethers and celebration
There’s a joke in Finland: one can start counting days until Christmas right after Midsummer. That is the time when the whole nation gathers around long tables to eat, drink and be merry.
Years go by but one thing is certain: you will definitely find well prepared ham as the table center piece in almost every Finnish home. After the feast, the leftovers are treasured as mouth-watering delicacies. New year celebration means one thing: the start of a new Finnish Food Year.