Dancing Tomatoes


herring, miner's lettuce, finnjavel, Helsinki

Go to Video I thought I knew what to expect when I visited Finland.  It was my first trip; Sami, the other half of Dancing Tomatoes, is a Finnish native and he is constantly showing me the way of Finland, giving me tastes of his favorite Finnish foods, finding technical solutions. When I act amazed …

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Go to Recipe Go to Video Reindeer, bear, elk, moose, buckthorn juice…it’s all daily fare at the Vanha Kauppahalli, or Old Market in downtown Helsinki, on the shore of the Baltic Sea.  This fanciful brick building was built in 1889, and its interior is even more lovely than its exterior, with carved wooden stalls that …

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Finland, snow, red house

I have just sipped some of the nation’s finest coffee, and I am looking forward to brunch, which will include that mythic rye bread, along with deer stew seasoned with allspice and touched with cream, and some of the finest pickles ever to grace my – or anyone else’s – plate.  Sami’s mother makes them …

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