In former times,Finland's harsh climate meant that fresh fruit & vegetables were largely unavailable for nine months of the year, causing a heavy reliance on tubers (initially turnip, later potato), dark rye bread and fermented dairy products, occasionally enlivened with preserved fish and meat. Traditionally, very few spices other than salt were available, and fresh herbs like dill were limited to the summer months.
Puolukkapiirakka (lingonberry pie). You could sample this on a food tour. Find out more at: http://www.allaboutcuisines.com/food-tours/finland/in/finland #Finnish Food # Travel Finland #Food Tours Finland
Pulla, sweet bread eaten with coffee or dessert Cinnamon rolls (korvapuustit) - pulla made into a roll with cinnamon & sugar Golden cloudberry dessert Kiisseli – water, sugar, berry juice & berries thickened with potato starch flour, served with milk/cream & sugar. Vispipuuro, a sweet dessert porridge with lingonberries, milk & sugar. Runeberg's tart named after a national poet J.L. Runeberg. Rönttönen pastry with lingonberry filling.