I will welcome you in my home in the design district, Punavuori. The plan for the evening is to create together a traditional Finnish meal consisting of a starter, a main course and dessert. You will get your hands dirty with peeling, chopping and kneading. Sounds like a lot? Finns like to keep things uncomplicated in all aspects of life - including cooking - so we will finish prepping on time. An example menu looks like: Lohikeitto (salmon soup) Lihapyörykät (Finnish meatballs) Korvapuusti (cinnamon rolls) THE MENU WILL CHANGE ACCORDING TO SEASON AND THE REQUEST OF GUESTS THAT SIGNED UP. While we are preparing dinner together, you will have the chance to learn about various exotic Nordic ingredients from the seas and forests exclusive to this region. At the dinner table we can then discuss the latest gossips of the Finnish gastro scene, and you can ask me for tips and recommendations where to eat next. You will also take home a printed version of the recipes with you, so you can share them with your friends and family when your vacation is over. I have vegetarian, vegan, lactose- and gluten-free menu options too. Just ask.
I’m a Hungary-born linguist, trained cook and food blogger, who settled in Finland 8 years ago. My biggest passion - besides linguistics - is food. There are several ways to emerge yourself in a culture different from yours, and the most enjoyable way, without a doubt, is through the cuisine of a nation. I had the best teacher, my best friend's mom taught me everything about Finnish ingredients, and home style cooking, which I then refined in local restaurants while studying for my degree in Nordic languages.
Starter, main course, dessert
Water or lemonade will be provided
Printed recipes, pen to take notes
I live in the heart of Helsinki, in Punavuori, with the most landmarks only couple of minutes away. My husband is an architect, and filled our home with classic Scandinavian design from his numerous flea market hunting sessions in Helsinki. The spacious kitchen and dining area can comfortably host up to 8 people, so we don’t have to julienne our carrots elbow to elbow.
Finnish cooking class in ♡ of Helsinki