Quote:Its lack of flavours and fresh ingredients have led some people to unkindly characterise Finland's food as boring. France’s ex-president Jacques Chirac went one further, calling it 'the worst in the world.'
Chirac’s comments were echoed by Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, who said that Finnish food tasted bad, and publicly questioned the country’s suitability to host the European Food Safety Authority.
Lack of fresh ingredients is bs. The fact that nothing grows here for 6 months of a good year would justify not having fresh ingredients all the time. That's why there are so many root based traditional foods around here. You work with what you have. In fact there's a famous cookbook that's written on those premises alone.
Spicy food is traditional where spices grow and for a very good reason. Spices prevent food from spoiling in warm climates. Obviously not a problem here.