Finnish cuisine

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Finnish cuisine is notable for generally combining traditional country fare and haute cuisine with contemporary continental style cooking.wikipedia
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Kaalilaatikko

As pasta, pizza, kebab, and hamburgers were integrated into Finnish menus, they displaced some traditional everyday dishes like Kaalilaatikko (cabbage casserole), or herring fillets, which some consider inferior.
Kaalilaatikko is a traditional Finnish oven-baked casserole dish, typically made of cabbage, ground meat, rice or pearl barley, and additional flavourings—such as onion, marjoram—and a small amount of syrup or molasses.

Chez Dominique

This approach helped Helsinki's Chez Dominique to receive two Michelin stars in 2003 (the restaurant closed in 2013).
The food had French and Finnish influences.

Cardamom bread

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Pulla, sweet, cardamom-flavored bread eaten with coffee or as dessert
Cardamom-flavored bread and buns (Finnish: pulla or nisu; kardemummabröd, kardemummabullar) are commonly eaten in Finland and Sweden.

Swedish cuisine

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Finnish cuisine is very similar to Swedish cuisine.
Cuisine of Finland

Meatball

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Lihapullat – Finnish meatballs, often with gravy sauce and lingonberry sauce
In Finnish cuisine, meatballs are called lihapullat (literally "meatbuns"). They are made with ground beef or a mix of ground beef and pork, or even with ground reindeer meat, mixed with breadcrumbs soaked in milk or viili, beef stock and finely chopped onions or alternatively, French onion soup readymix. They are seasoned with white pepper and salt. Meatballs are traditionally served with gravy, boiled potatoes (or mashed potatoes), lingonberry jam, and sometimes pickled cucumber.

Fazer Blue

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Fazer Blue milk chocolate
The chocolate is widely considered a part of Finnish cultural heritage and cuisine.

Funnel cake

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Tippaleipä (May Day fritters) analogous to funnel cake
In Finnish cuisine the analogous tippaleipä (literally droplet bread) is traditionally served at May Day (Vappu) celebrations alongside with sima.

Finnish bread

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Dark and fiber-rich ruisleipä, rye bread is a staple of the Finnish diet.
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Porilainen

Porilainen
Porilainen is a sandwich and street food dish in Finnish cuisine made from white bread and a half-inch slice of thick sausage.

Karelian pasty

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Karelian pasties popular throughout the whole of Finland
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Lohikeitto

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Lohikeitto salmon soup with cream
Finnish cuisine

Culture of Finland

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Culture of Finland
Traditional Finnish cuisine is a combination of European, Fennoscandian and Western Russian elements; table manners are European.

Kotipizza

Finnish pizza chain Kotipizza won the 2008 America’s Plate International pizza contest in New York, while Italian-American pizza came in second.
Berlusconi had caused a minor diplomatic incident in 2005, when he said that he had had to "endure" Finnish cuisine, and joked disparagingly about Finns eating "marinated reindeer".

Haute cuisine

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Finnish cuisine is notable for generally combining traditional country fare and haute cuisine with contemporary continental style cooking.

Fish as food

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Fish and meat (usually pork, beef or reindeer) play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes in some parts of the country, while the dishes elsewhere have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms.

Meat

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Fish and meat (usually pork, beef or reindeer) play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes in some parts of the country, while the dishes elsewhere have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms.

Finland

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Fish and meat (usually pork, beef or reindeer) play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes in some parts of the country, while the dishes elsewhere have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms.

Vegetable

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Fish and meat (usually pork, beef or reindeer) play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes in some parts of the country, while the dishes elsewhere have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms.

Edible mushroom

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Fish and meat (usually pork, beef or reindeer) play a prominent role in traditional Finnish dishes in some parts of the country, while the dishes elsewhere have traditionally included various vegetables and mushrooms.

Karelia

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Evacuees from Karelia contributed to foods in other parts of Finland.

Whole grain

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Finnish foods often use wholemeal products (rye, barley, oats) and berries (such as bilberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, and sea buckthorn).

Rye

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Finnish foods often use wholemeal products (rye, barley, oats) and berries (such as bilberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, and sea buckthorn).

Barley

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Finnish foods often use wholemeal products (rye, barley, oats) and berries (such as bilberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, and sea buckthorn).

Oat

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Finnish foods often use wholemeal products (rye, barley, oats) and berries (such as bilberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, and sea buckthorn).

Bilberry

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Finnish foods often use wholemeal products (rye, barley, oats) and berries (such as bilberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, and sea buckthorn).