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“My Dear Kitchen In Helsinki” – A Podcast To Critically Discuss And Understand Food In Finland And Beyond

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.

Vegemessut – Vegan Food Fair 2020 At Kaapelitehdas

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/  

The Goddesses of Food – One, Two, Three, Women!

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.

If Your Friends Send You Baking Related Postcards, Then Call Yourself A Baker

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.

Baltic Herring Fair – Silakkamarkkinat // 4-10 October 2015 // Kauppatori, Helsinki

I ate by far the most delicious fish that I have ever eaten in this city during this fair 3 years ago! Funny, it was my first time in the fair and I could not go again because every time I wanted to go again, something else came up. But this year I am going to be there my friend, I-will-be-there: Baltic Herring Fair 2015, or Silakkamarkkinat in Finnish, or if you prefer Swedish, Strömmingsmarknad – in Kauppatori! This year’s fair will be held in 4-10 October 2015. (Photo above by Jenni Pulli, taken from Flickr).