Category: Misc.

Gordon Ramsay in Lapland: eating reindeer meat

We already talked about chef Gordon Ramsay trying Finnish food for the first time. I already said in that post that they should have given him some reindeer meat to try. Dishes with this kind of meat have always been my favorites of the Finnish cuisine. A reindeer dish. It looks amazing. Source (CC: by) And that’s what they have done this time: Ramsay went…



Unikeonpäivä: Sleepy Head Day in Finland

Every 27th of July, is the National Sleepy Head Day in Finland (Unikeonpäivä), which means that the last sleeping family member must be woken up with water. How the water gets to the person or how the person gets to the water is a matter of choice. The victims of the Unikeonpäivä find themselves awakened by a bucket of water poured over their heads or…



Tove 100 – an homage to Moomin’s author

This year is the 100 anniversary of the birth of one of the most popular and celebrated Finnish authors: Tove Jansson, creator of those white hippo-like creatures, the Moomins (in Finnish language: muumi). This year, therefore, there are plenty of events to remember Tove Jansson and to pay an homage to her and her contribution to Finnish literature, design and illustration. One of her creations…



Fun maps of Finland and Europe, by Europeans

Some time ago we spoke about Finnish physical stereotypes and those of other European countries through maps. If the idea you had of Finns is that of naturally blonde people with blue eyes, you were right. Therefore, when I saw the following maps, I just had to go back to the post on stereotypes. This time, and on these maps, Europeans were asked about what…




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