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Northern Europe Dished Out

By HannahFriday 24th July 2015

Head to Copenhagen Cooking and enjoy some traditional Danish pastries. - Image by Flickr user Matt Barber Head to Copenhagen Cooking and enjoy some traditional Danish pastries - Image by Flickr user Matt Barber

The continent of Europe is made up of so many wonderfully diverse countries, which are grouped together according to their location. The countries in these regions share similar climates and histories, but the great thing about food is that it can differ greatly from place to place. The northern part of Europe includes some fantastic countries that offer unique holiday experiences unlike anywhere else in the continent. They also happen to host some delicious food festivals throughout the month of August – take a look at a few events that have our stomachs rumbling.

Danish-style chocolate-coated marshmallows - be sure to try some Flødeboller in Copenhagen – Image by Flickr user cyclonebill Danish-style chocolate-coated marshmallows - be sure to try some Flødeboller in Copenhagen – Image by Flickr user cyclonebill

Copenhagen Cooking

As the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen, is a popular destination for tourists seeking out a northern European holiday. This coastal city is located on the eastern side of Zealand (Denmark’s most populated island), and is globally recognised for its consistently high standard of living. Nordic cuisine has previously been side-stepped in favour of more traditional European flavours, but in the past few years it has come to into its own and gained global popularity. Copenhagen Cooking is a celebration of Nordic cooking and the fantastic local produce that goes into it. The festival, which is held from the 21st to the 30th of August, is spread all over the city and into the suburbs, and includes a whole range of food-based events. Experience your very own cultural and culinary adventure with one of the foodie city tours or learn to make Flødeboller and other Nordic treats in the many cookery classes on offer. There are plenty of activities for kids and families, including open-air ‘family meals’ and workshops for children, so you can easily spend several days exploring all there is to know about Nordic cooking. Copenhagen Cooking is taking place in the city centre and surrounding suburbs, from the 21st to the 30th of August. Tickets for the paid events are on sale now. Enjoy as much fish as you like at the Great Fish Day in Iceland - Image by Flickr user jenny downing Enjoy as much fish as you like at the Great Fish Day in Iceland - Image by Flickr user jenny downing

The Great Fish Day in Iceland

Located to the north-west of the United Kingdom and to the south-east of Greenland, the spectacular island of Iceland has the lowest population of all the countries in Europe, and some incredibly unique cuisine. Dalvik is a small village in the northern part of Iceland, on the western shore of the Eyjafjörður fjord. It’s here that the annual Great Fish Day is held. The Great Fish Day happens every year, on the first or second Saturday in August, and is centred on a free seafood buffet that’s open to the public. The fish feast is held at the Dalvik harbour and sees a range of skilled chefs come together to prepare mouth-watering fish dishes. The menu is different every year so it’s impossible to say what 2015 will bring, but it’s safe to say that you can expect some traditional Icelandic fish dishes. As well as the culinary delights of the free feast, some additional activities for lovers of seafood will be taking place. There’s a fish exhibition, which will show off local fish produce, and an ‘open house’ policy, where the town’s residents put torches outside their homes inviting visitors indoors to try some delicious fish stew. It’s this kind of hospitality that makes Iceland a great place to visit, and we love it. The Great Fish Day is taking place on the 8th of August. When in Finland, sample Karjalanpiirakka – a pastry filled with rice, potato or carrots – Image by Flickr user kahvikisu When in Finland, sample Karjalanpiirakka – a pastry filled with rice, potato or carrots – Image by Flickr user kahvikisu

Delicacies of Finland

The Delicacies of Finland event takes place every year in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, a beautiful seaside city on the southern coast. People from the food industry gather to take over the centrally-located Railway Square, for three days of fun foodie events. Chefs will be cooking up delicious dishes and there will also be various food-related talks, before the Syystober beer tent opens at 1am. To whet your appetite, here are a few of the dishes you might find at the event:
  • Karjalanpiirakka is a type of pastry that’s made with rye flour and stuffed with potato, rice or carrots, and topped with an egg butter mixture.
  • Grillimakkara is a type of Finnish sausage, which is grilled and served with mustard.
  • Ruisleipä is a dense rye bread that’s made with sourdough and baked in the shape of a donut – a staple in Finnish cuisine.
  • Salmiakki is a type of liquorice which has been flavoured with ammonium chloride, to give it a salty taste. Be warned, it’s not to everyone’s liking!
Delicacies of Finland is taking place from the 20th to the 22nd of August. Try some of ruisleipä - traditional Finnish bread – Image by Flickr user Jarkko Laine Try some of ruisleipä - traditional Finnish bread – Image by Flickr user Jarkko Laine

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