Monday, August 6, 2012

Cooking Around the World: Finland

We headed to Finland for our tabletop travel tonight. Everything I read indicated that the food would be bland, even blah. With its harsh climate, fresh fruits and vegetables are largely unavailable almost three-quarters of the year; traditionally, very few spices are used. Fresh dill is used when it is available during the summer months. So, I didn't go into this meal with very high expectations, but I have to admit that we loved this dinner!

Finns must love potatoes; I found three intriguing potato recipes, but settled on Perunagratiini - Finnish Scalloped Potatoes.

I served them with makkara (sausages...not reindeer sausages though those would be phenomenal, I'm sure).

What made the meal, as far as I'm concerned - the duo of flavored mustards (Sinappiohjeita) that I prepared: a coffee mustard and an apple mustard.

This Global Table Ambassador is signing off for now. We're headed to France next.

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