I’ve said bad things about the finnish food before. Since I moved to Finland, I’ve been experimenting several kinds of “native” food: from hering to makkara, from reindeer to “new potatoes”. My opinion about the food hasn’t changed too much. I still don’t like it in general but I can live with that now. :-P

However, there’s one thing that you can only eat in Finland that is fucking delicious: the finnish strawberries. It’s one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever eaten!

Finnish strawberries
Finnish strawberries: delicious!

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Lucas Rocha is just a brazilian guy who loves hacking and music. He lives in the frozen lands of Finland with his lovely wife Carol. He works for Nokia in the development of Hildon and Maemo. In his free time, he's a happy GNOME contributor. He has a mustache, a beard and big smile in his face.

9 thoughts on “Delicious!”

  1. TRUE, eh true.
    But the “new potatoes” are delicious, too, maybe you didn’t try the right ones ;-)

  2. @Garret, basicaly they are much sweeter than others.

    @Jörgen, nah! New potatoes are indeed quite nice. But I wouldn’t call them delicious.

  3. You have to wait about one more week and then there should be available the really nice new potatoes.

  4. *drool*.

    I think Jeff is going to need to tighten up editorial policy to prevent pictures of tasty food being displayed on pgo. It’s going to really lower productivity if everyone’s keyboards are saliva damaged. ;-)

    English strawberries are good too, honest!

  5. “How are Finnish strawberries different from other strawberries?”

    Sweeter, tastier. The breed is different and they are grown more naturally. Plus the nights are light, which means they don’t have some grow-dontgrow -cycle as in other places.. Which changes the taste slightly via a few mechanisms. They are really superior, although Swedish ones at least can be good as well.

  6. There is a very sensible explanation for bad finnish food:

    The food is intentionally so crummy that you’ll quickly forget about the lousy weather.

    Btw, have you tried kalakukko yet? When properly made and fresh, that’s really good (but then again, I’m a Finn and eat lousy food every day ;)

  7. Ah, new potatoes…. Absolutely delicious. Put some margarine or butter on them and/or eat them with some herring. It really can’t get much better than that.

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