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A Culinary Exploration of Finland’s Food and Drink World

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Traveling to Northern Europe to explore Finland’s food and drink world should be high on your list of culinary adventures given the enormous talent found in the country. 

Finland may be known for the Northern Lights, snowy-white winter beauty of Lapland, Salla Reindeer Park and Santa Claus Village, but there is so much more to be found in this stunning country. An under-the-radar culinary world that rivals that of cities far larger is quietly but powerfully making enormous impressions on those with an appreciation for the talent that creates dishes worthy of award recognition.

Without the glitzy fanfare of their neighbors, this low-key, yet sophisticated country has an impressive food and beverage space.Read more

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A Culinary Wonderland: 12 Foods and Flavors to Try in Finland

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To truly immerse yourself in the culture of the country you are visiting, exploring the culinary space is not only educational but delicious. Finland’s landscape of sea, farm and forest offers a diverse food scene filled with traditional items that support their philosophy of eat local and simply, to dining on the dishes created by extraordinarily talented chefs. 

The following is a small sampling of foods and flavors that exemplify the Finnish lifestyle. As you plan your trip to this beautiful Nordic country, check out this list of places to visit along your foods of Finland journey and tips on how to try it all. Read more

Marimekko Design Launches at Target Stores

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If you love fabric and color, you may already be familiar with a brand called Marimekko. This Finnish company is now partnering with Target stores to bring their lines of clothing, home d├ęcor and kitchenware to its shoppers.

Marimekko launches in Target Inspiring Kitchen

The formal opening of the Marimekko collection launched Sunday, April 17. You can find the collection in both Target stores and online.

Marimekko launches in Target Inspiring Kitchen

(photos courtesy of Target)

There is so much about this brand that I just love. The rich colors, simple design and messages that represent the philosophy that define Marimekko. The company began in 1951 with the mission of bringing joy to everyday life.… Read more