In the Kitchen


Sometimes your eye catches something and you are pulled in for a unknown reason. Well I had this when my eyes saw the title Ruokakirja. From my few Finnish lessons I still remember those two words which makes up for food book, as in cookbook. Which made me curious. Would this be a book with nice and lovely Finnish recipes? So I clicked and read it and found out it is going to be that what I was looking for.

I mean sure you can find Finnish recipes online if you search where one tells one of their family recipes but I was looking for a book. Where more would be packed together and preferably with some nice photo’s. I mean don’t you just love it when there is a pretty styled photo of the dish. I know I love that visual input next the way how you need to make the dish. It is also usually the meals I will try to make myself. But this seems to be just what I am looking for.

For this cookbook Riikka Kantinkoski from Weekdaycarnival and Kaisa Nieminen have been taken the time to make this book. They have worked together for more then over a year to create it. Pick those traditional meals they would like to pass on to their own children. There might be some dusty old granny dishes but I am more then sure that with their photography and styling it will be upgraded from “old” to “you want to make this”. Okay you maybe do need to like Finnish food. Like I already told you it took me a while to like the cardamon in their pies and cookies.

If you want a little sneak peak on how they have put their work together you should check the blog post from Riika where she shows in a video how they make some riisipiirakka also known as Carelian pies. Which they baked at Kaisa’s cottage. I don’t know but with this autumn weather and the little lovely dark mood in the video I just imagine a lovely wooden cottage out in the woods where you smell the trees and you hear the crackly fire. It is there where they baked the pies. I remember it is one of the first authentic Finnish things I tasted. And actually I love it and I can’t wait to hold this book in my hands and try to make them myself. Cause even though there might be good recipes online I never took the time to look them up. That is why a cookbook that bundled the best Finnish recipes together with lovely photo’s is a true gem for my kitchen! The book will be published in February 2016.

Blog post Weekdaycarnival
Website Ruokakirja
photo’s | Riikka Kantinkoski and Kaisa Nieminen | Ruokakirja

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