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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