Be it Eritrean cooking or Colombian cuisine, I'm obsessed with trying new foods from around the world. I'm sad to say I haven't made it to any Scandinavian countries yet — but thanks to FinnLover, I'm dying to go now. During a recent trip to visit her husband's family in Finland, she ate her way through a number of Finnish specialties, like Ruisleipä, or black rye bread, shown above. To get a glimpse of her palatable pictures,
Karjalanpiirakka, also known as Karelian pies, are filled with a rice mixture and are commonly served with egg butter. Her favorite is topped with egg salad.
Finland's version of fast food: a deep-fried pie filled with meat and rice is served with sausages, onions, relish, ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise.
Finn's favorite: potato and salmon casserole with onions, dill, and cream.
In Finland, Mämmi — made of water, rye flour, and powdered rye malt — is a traditional Easter dessert. Apparently, it's a bit of an acquired taste.
Mämmi is traditionally served with vanilla cream and sugar.
Ruisleipä, or black rye bread, is topped here with a spread and rhubarb compote.
Have you tried any of these droolworthy Finnish specialties?