Christmas Dishes in Finland!
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"Christmas smorgasbord from Finland, "Joulupöytä", (translated "Yule table"), a traditional display of Christmas food) served at Christmas in Finland, similar to the Swedish smörgåsbord, including:

Christmas ham with mustard (almost every family has one for Christmas)
turkey (kalkkuna)
freshly salted salmon (gravlax graavilohi)
pickled herring in various forms (tomato, mustard, matjes or onion sauces)
lutefisk and white sauce
whitefish and pikeperch
liver casserole
potato casserole (sweetened or not, depending on preference)
boiled potatoes
carrot casserole
rutabaga casserole (lanttulaatikko)
rosolli (salad from boiled beetroots, carrots, potatoes, apples and pickled cucumber. If served       with herring, it becomes herring-salad, sillisalaatti)
various sauces
assortment of cheese, most commonly (leipäjuusto) and Aura (aura-juusto)
Christmas bread, usually sweet bread (Joululimppu)

Other meat dishes could be:
Karelian hot pot, traditional meat stew originating from the region of Karelia (Karjalanpaisti)
reindeer (in northern Finland) (poro)
cold smoked salmon (kylmäsavulohi)

Desserts:
Karelian pasties (a dessert, really?)(Karjalanpiirakka)
rice pudding or rice porridge topped with cinnamon, sugar and cold milk or with mixed fruit           soup (riisipuuro)
gingerbread, sometimes in the form of a gingerbread house or gingerbread man (piparkakut)
chocolate (given as presents, eaten in-between meals, called suklaa)
prune jam pastries (Joulutortut)[11]
mixed fruit soup or prune soup (sekahedelmäkiisseli, luumukiisseli)

Drinks:
glogg or mulled wine (glögi)
Christmas beer (Jouluolut)
home beer (non-alcoholic beer-like drink) (kotikalja)
  red wine (punaviini)
Marski's tipple (akvavit, vermouth and gin) (Marskin ryyppy)
milk (maito)
sour milk (often drunk by older people)
Coca Cola (often drunk by children)
coffee (kahvi)















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