What’s a funnel cake, what’s the Finnish version of it, and when is it culturally appropriate to eat one? We delve into the delicacies of May Day, which is, by far, the biggest, craziest party of the year in Finland.
Finland’s original approach to cataloguing intangible cultural heritage is collaborative and ongoing. The inventory includes many of the country’s singular strengths and inimitable quirks, some of which might become part of Unesco’s lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
A Finnish invention allowing anyone to set up a restaurant for a day
How would you feel if you found yourself facing a plate of food made from bugs? At an insect cuisine tasting event, the crowd seems anxious but eager. Insect eating looks set for a breakthrough in Finland, especially as regulations are changing. And we’ve got recipes!
Quantity of dairy products consumed annually per person
Source: Statistics Finland
Flow Festival is known for more than music; it’s also about food – and there’s also plenty for vegetarians to enjoy. But you don’t have to wait for the festival weekend, since almost all the dishes we sample here are on offer all year round in Helsinki.
Annual coffee consumption per person
Source: International Coffee Association