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Flying to Helsinki from the United States, you cross the Arctic Circle, to a tiny metropolis on a latitude with Anchorage, Alaska.


Sally Schneider investigates Finland's cloudberries, salmon, wild game, and more in


Finland: From Mushrooms to Reindeer.

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Helsinki, a port city in the Gulf of Finland, by the Baltic sea, is a mix of neo-classical and art nouveau.


Sally Schneider investigates Finland's cloudberries, salmon, wild game, and more in


Finland: From Mushrooms to Reindeer.

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Lasipalatsi ("the Glass Palace"), an example of Finnish functionalist architecture built in the 1930's, is home to one of Helsinki's most beloved restaurants. It also houses a new Farmer's Market Maatilatori, featuring a vast array of locally-grown and made Finnish foods.


Sally Schneider investigates Finland's cloudberries, salmon, wild game, and more in


Finland: From Mushrooms to Reindeer.

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The influence of Alvar Aalto and other great Finnish designers is everywhere, from Savoy Restaurant to the second floor Aalto Cafe in the huge Academic bookstore.


Sally Schneider investigates Finland's cloudberries, salmon, wild game, and more in


Finland: From Mushrooms to Reindeer.

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Aalto stools are the seats at a snack stand in Helsinki's outdoor market. Market tents are a vivid orange-red, as are the trains in the city's metro.


Sally Schneider investigates Finland's cloudberries, salmon, wild game, and more in


Finland: From Mushrooms to Reindeer.

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Helsinki's huge outdoor market is by the port.


Sally Schneider investigates Finland's cloudberries, salmon, wild game, and more in


Finland: From Mushrooms to Reindeer.

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In summer, chanterelles and other truly wild mushrooms are in abundance. National law allows every citizen to forage in the forests as much as he likes.


Sally Schneider investigates Finland's cloudberries, salmon, wild game, and more in


Finland: From Mushrooms to Reindeer.

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Black currents, gooseberries, cloudberries, blueberries, strawberries, are vividly flavored due to the short growing season's long days of sun.


Sally Schneider investigates Finland's cloudberries, salmon, wild game, and more in


Finland: From Mushrooms to Reindeer.

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With its proximity to the Baltic, and its thousands of lakes, Finland's cuisine features endless varieties of fresh and cured fish, and fish roes. This "stand" by Helsinki's outdoor market sells home smoked salmon and other fish right off the boat.


Sally Schneider investigates Finland's cloudberries, salmon, wild game, and more in


Finland: From Mushrooms to Reindeer.

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