Heikki Nikula is a renowned chef who has stepped away from the fast-paced restaurant industry to write a book that does not exist yet.
If food is your passion, you won't find a better guide than Heikki Nikula, the award-winning chef who knows Northern Lapland intimately. Born and raised in Inari, he has a deep love for pure flavours and a special connection to the wilderness, which he sees as a source of the world’s best ingredients, just waiting to be picked or caught.
For many years, Heikki was the head chef at the highly acclaimed restaurant Anaar. However, he recently decided to step down, saying, "I wanted to have time for other things in my life. One of the things I wanted to do is write a book capturing our Inari Sámi culinary tradition, which does not currently exist in written form."
It’s said that Lapland has eight seasons instead of four. So, what are some of the summertime tastes of the Sámi culinary tradition?