Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Estonian Approach to Food

I read this interest blog called itching for Eestimaa.  My interest in Estonia comes about because my family were Baltic Germans living in Estonia for 700 years until we were ethnically cleasned in 1939 as part Soviet occupation of Estonia.

Anyway, Justin dealt with a concept in food today, Estonians view food in two ways:
magustoit ("sweet food") and midagi soolast ("something salty")
I wish my parents were still around so that I could ask them about this and see if it spilled over into Baltic German cuisine.   On the surface the Baltic German food is a cross between Swedish and Russian food, but the ingredients we use are the same ones that the Estonians use, so the food must have similarities.
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