International Food of the Month: Baltic Fish from Finland

Finland has some of the best food I have ever tasted. While slowly making my way through the Arts and Crafts Market next to the harbor in Helsinki, Finland, I smelled something delicious coming from one of the food stands. When I saw¬†fish frying on the hot plates, I wasn’t surprised. Baltic fish is very popular in Finland, and every October there is a Baltic Herring Fair. This fair is the oldest traditional event in Helsinki, originated in 1743. Piled on top of onion rings, warm¬†potatoes sprinkled with herbs, and grilled vegetables, Finland knows how to make a hearty and delicious fish dish.

{photos by Lauren}