My guest on the podcast today is Bettina Lindfors, a project manager for the New Nordic Food Programme. In this episode, Bettina and I talked about the New Nordic Food Manifesto, published in 2004 and signed by chefs from all the Nordic countries and the problems of the food system in general and Finland.
My guest on the podcast today is Piia Jallinoja, professor of health sociology at the University of Tampere.
My guest on the podcast today is Amanda Hajnal representing Slow Food Helsinki, one of the five local chapters of Slow Food International in Finland.
My Dear Kitchen in Helsinki podcast is one year old today! On 17.8.2020, I shared the news and the first episode on Youtube and later published on Itunes and Spotify.
My guests on the podcast today is Roosa Heinilä and Annika Hannus, founders of Mettä Nordic brand. Roosa and Annika is introducing flavours from Finnish forest and the Nordic diet globally and in Finland through their brand.
My guest on the podcast today is Anna Nyman, a wild food foraging enthusiast who shares her knowledge on foraging through workshops, webinars and books. I met Anna when I joined her wild herb foraging walk in Mustikkamaa (Helsinki) about a month ago.
My Dear Kitchen In Helsinki is a blog where I share recipes, interviews, food-related events and many other things since 2013. And now, since August 2020, it is the name of my podcast, which is a series of interviews with researchers, practitioners, activists, local producers and anyone else who are working on food-related issues.
This weekend, at Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki, there is the vegan food fair, “Vegemessut”. It’s the biggest vegan food event in Nordic countries and it has been organised a few times already. Lots of vegan food brands will be there, so if you are interested in the latest trends and products in vegansphere, be there! I will be visiting it for the first time as I always forgot it in previous years and then it was sold out. This year, thanks to a friend reminding on Facebook, I got my ticket and will be there on Saturday morning. Personally, I have mixed feelings about products like vegan “cheese”, vegan “sausage” etc. but it is still good to go and try some of the new products. So, maybe I’ll see some of you there! Photos are taken from Vegemessut instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/vegemessut/ For more info about the event: https://www.vegemessut.fi/
When I close my eyes and picture my mother in my head, I almost always see her in the kitchen. See, she has always been a housewife and did lots of work in the house all day, but her personal kingdom was always the kitchen. My father, on the other hand, I always picture him in the living room, watching TV or reading newspapers. The only times he’s ever been inside the kitchen are probably the meal times.
Last Monday I came home from a business meeting late afternoon, around 16:00. I was quite hungry, tired and I just wanted to get inside and eat – when I opened the door, I saw the mail inside: a postcard! As soon as I opened it, I realised who sent it: “Hello Aslihan, thank you for baking the best cake ever for our son’s naming party….” I had baked a massive Kvaefjordkake for my friend Juuso’s little baby about a month ago, and that card was sent as a “thank you”. I loved it.