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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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.

Cardamom bread

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.

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.


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Lihapullat – Finnish meatballs, often with gravy 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.


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

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.

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

Swedish cuisine

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

Karelian pasty

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Karelian pasties popular throughout the whole of Finland
Finnish cuisine

Finnish bread

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


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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.


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".


In Finnish cuisine, rosolli is a bound salad eaten mostly as a cold side dish, in particular as part of the traditional Finnish Christmas meal.


Siskonmakkara is a mild, Finnish fresh sausage made of pork, cooked before serving.


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Different variants of this dish are especially common in Ashkenazi Jewish and Finnish cuisine.


Liver casserole (maksalaatikko) is a Finnish food that is traditionally eaten at Christmas.

Imelletty perunalaatikko

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Sweetened potato casserole (Finnish imelletty perunalaatikko) is a traditional Finnish dish from Päijät-Häme, eaten elsewhere in Finland at Christmastime.

School meal

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School meals generally consist of typical Finnish foods.


Loimulohi or loimutettu lohi (Finnish lit. “blazed salmon”) is a Finnish fish preparation, in which salmon (or rainbow trout) is nailed to a plank with wooden pegs and cooked over the radiated heat from an open fire.

Egg butter

It is one of the most popular spreads in Finnish cuisine and Estonian cuisine.


, a type of Finnish bread baked mostly in the region of Satakunta

Mathias Township, Michigan

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A food product from Trenary is "Trenary Toast", a style of Finnish rusk bread, based on the original korppu.


Lanttulaatikko or swede casserole is a swede (rutabaga) casserole that is a traditional Christmas dish of Finland.