Slow Food Finland

Long before the rise of the global Slow Food Movement in the 80s, Finns were promoting the importance of eating wild, natural and locally-produced foods.

Slow food is ingrained in the Finnish way of life and is central to the culture. It is part of a lifestyle that embraces a slower pace, simplicity and authenticity. Pure, healthy ingredients from nature are prepared in traditional ways that have been passed down over generations. Meals are shared experiences and presented with care, whether it is a morning table laid out with whole rye bread, cheeses and fruit, or a sit-down evening dinner. Food is considered much more than nourishment here; it is part of the Finnish identity and is celebrated throughout the seasons from the arrival of the first new potatoes in early June and crayfish festivities in August to the autumn fish fairs such as Helsinki’s Baltic Herring Festival.

When in Finland, enjoy and embrace this slowness – we’ll tell you how.

About Finland

Full of interesting contrasts, such as the four seasons, the Midnight Sun and winter darkness, urban and rural, East and West.

About Finland