Hi y'all and welcome to the new blog. This blog will be centered around Finnish food and especially somewhat traditional Finnish food. I've experienced the question "So, what's traditional Finnish food?" quite often and I have to admit, I haven't always even known what to answer. Of course I knew the things that even some foreigners know, Karelia's pastries, reindeer in different forms etc. But of course there's so much more to the traditional Finnish cuisine than that.
It took a random Friday night a couple of months ago when me and my flat mate (the one doing the cooking) were grocery shopping and suddenly thought about doing something traditional for once. We decided to try rye bread from scratch. After a couple of minutes there were already a lot bigger list of things that might be fun to try and fast forward a bit more and we came up with the idea to start a blog about it.
A quick glance showed that there wasn't much blogs, let alone active ones that focused on that subject. That's how Perinneruokaa prkl was born. We did start it in Finnish, but kept on thinking that we need to get the information out also in English. In the end a separate blog seemed like the best option and as a result... well, here we are.
Let's take a short introduction also on the people behind the blog. Antti (that's me), the one doing most of the blogging, is a wannabe-blogger and as a daily job working for an international association operating also in Europe. He's travelled around a bit, having lived over 4 years in total abroad. Mika, the one doing most of the cooking, is a future-cook who is currently following his dream and getting the correct education to match his passion.
We'll keep updating this blog at least once a week, but since we're a bit ahead with the Finnish one, you have the possibility to affect what will be published and when. Go ahead and take a look of the other blog and let us know what you want to see in this one and we'll try to make it happen. Be prepared that the food vocabulary can get just a little bit creative every now and then, since that vocabulary is not the most familiar to me yet. But I'll improve, I promise.
But now, we'll start planning on which recipe will be published on this site as the first one.
Let us know your thoughts, wishes and feedback.
Antti & Mika