Aleksandrikook aka Alexander cake. Its history goes back to 1814 or 1818, depending on your sources, when Alexander I of Russia, the reigning czar, visited Helsinki, and was served this concoction on his birthday. Two layers of shorcrust pastry, sandwiched with thick raspberry (or other) jam, and topped with simple icing.
Photo is Karelian stew or in Finnish "Karjalanpaisti". It is a is a traditional meat stew and originates from the region of Karelia (now split between Finland and Russia).
Leipäjuusto (Finnish bread cheese) with cloudberry jam
Makkara-vihannesvuoka | K-Ruoka
Nordic cuisine is innovative, simplistic and rustic, but Finnish food comes with a twist: an interesting combination of East and West. Helsinki is a great place for foodies, and the capital has no less than six Michelin stars that has been awarded to four restaurants (Chez Dominique, Demo, Carma and Postres). Here’s an introduction to the best Finnish food I had in Helsinki, Finland.
Baltic herring in mustard sauce
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Alexander cake (Aleksandrikook) -- its history goes back to 1814 or 1818, depending on your sources, when Alexander I of Russia, the reigning czar, visited Helsinki, and was served this concoction on his birthday.