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    42 Traditional Finnish Foods That You Desperately Need In Your Life

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    1. Leipäjuusto (bread cheese).

    What is it? Oven-cooked cheese that squeaks when you bite into it. Best served hot with cloudberry jam.

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    2. Vispipuuro (whipped lingonberry porridge).

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    What is it? A cold, whipped porridge made with lingonberries and wheat semolina. Best served with milk and sugar.

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    3. Mustikkapiirakka (blueberry pie).

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    What is it? A gluten-free blueberry pie. Best served with vanilla cream.

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    4. Lohikeitto (salmon soup).

    What is it? A salmon, leek and potato soup, usually garnished with dill.

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    5. Kaalikääryleet (cabbage rolls).

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    What is it? Steamed cabbage leaves stuffed with beef, onions and spices. Typically served with lingonberry jam.

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    6. Hernekeitto (pea soup).

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    What is it? Split pea soup. Traditionally eaten on Thursdays with pork.

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    7. Kaalilaatikko (cabbage casserole).

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    What is it? A minced meat and cabbage casserole.

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    8. Sultsina (rye flatbread).

    What is it? A thin, griddled rye bread. Typically served with cream and cinnamon sugar.

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    9. Piparkakku (gingerbread cookies).

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    What is it? Gingerbread cookies made with cardamon and cinnamon. Usually eaten around Christmas.

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    10. Kalakukko (fish pie).

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    What is it? A fish pie baked in a thick rye bread crust.

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    11. Perunarieska (potato flatbread).

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    What is it? Potato flatbread. Often eaten with gravlax.

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    12. Porkkanalaatikko (carrot casserole).

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    What is it? A carrot casserole, traditionally eaten at Christmas.

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    13. Rosolli (beetroot salad).

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    What is it? A Christmas salad, containing beetroot, gherkin, apple, carrot, potato and onion.

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    14. Karjalanpiirakka (rice pies).

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    What is it? Rice porridge in a rye crust. Best served with munavoi, a mixture of hard boiled eggs and butter.

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    15. Nakkikastike (hot dog sauce).

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    What is it? An onion and frankfurter sauce, usually served with boiled potatoes.

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    16. Omenalörtsy (apple donuts).

    What is it? A sweet donut-like pastry filled with stewed apples.

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    17. Silakat (pickled fried herring).

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    What is it? Very salty, fried herring.

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    18. Kalakeitto (fish stew).

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    What is it? A potato, carrot and fish stew, garnished with dill.

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    19. Kiisseli (fruit soup).

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    What is it? A cross between a berry soup and a berry jelly.

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    20. Korvapuusti (cinnamon and cardamon buns)

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    What is it? Cardamon buns filled with sugar and cinnamon.

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    21. Riisipuuro (rice pudding).

    What is it? Creamy rice pudding, served with cinnamon sugar.

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    22. Pyttipannu (bubble and squeak).

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    What is it? Diced and fried potatos, onions and sausage, served with fried eggs.

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    23. Lakkakakku (cloudberry cake).

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    What is it? A cloudberry cake, served with lots of whipped cream.

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    24. Lihapullat (meat balls).

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    What is it? Meat balls, traditionally served with kermaviili (a meat stock and cream sauce).

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    25. Pannukakku (oven pancakes).

    What is it? Oven cooked pancakes, traditionally served with forest berries.

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    26. Lanttulaatikko (mashed turnip casserole).

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    What is it? Kind of like mashed potatoes, but with turnip.

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    27. Mämmi (baked rye porridge).

    What is it? A traditional Easter porridge, with a strong molasses flavour. Typically served with milk.

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    28. Mustamakkara (blood sausage).

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    What is it? Sausages made from pork, pig blood, rye seeds and flour. Served with lingonberry jam.

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    29. Ruisleipä (rye bread).

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    What is it? Wholegrain rye bread.

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    30. Mannapuuro (semolina porridge).

    What is it? A sweet, oven-cooked semolina porridge.

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    31. Karjalanpaisti (hot pot).

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    What is it? A beef, pork and lamb hot pot, served with mashed potato and lingonberry jam.

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    32. Perunalaatikko (sweetened potato casserole).

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    What is it? A potato casserole, made with nutmeg and treacle.

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    33. Merimiespata (sailor's stew).

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    What is it? A stew made up on beef, potatoes, onions and beer.

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    34. Puolukkapiirakka (lingonberry pie).

    What is it? A bitter lingonberry pie, served with whipped cream.

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    35. Omenapiirakka (apple pie).

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    What is it? A gluten-free apple pie, served with cinnamon and vanilla sauce.

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    36. Hanna-tädin pikkuleivät (aunt Hanna's biscuits).

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    What is it? Little potato flour biscuits.

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    37. Valkosipulikeitto (garlic soup).

    What is it? A creamy garlic soup.

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    38. Mustikkapulla (blueberry buns).

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    What is it? A sweet dough, filled with cooked blueberries.

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    39. Korvasienimuhennos (mushroom stew).

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    What is it? A creamy morel mushroom stew.

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    40. Bostonkakku (Boston cake).

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    What is it? Cinnamon rolls baked side-by-side in a cake pan and covered in almonds.

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    41. Graavilohi (salt-cured salmon).

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    What is it? Salmon that has been cold cured with salt and fresh dill.

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    42. Joulutorttu (Christmas tarts).

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    What is it? Prune-jam filled tarts.

    Find a recipe here.

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