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New York Times article about restaurants in Helsinki, Finland.

FoodWine Dec 13, 2008 09:04 AM

There is a new article about Helsinki restaurants in today's NY Times. Some of the restaurants commented on are old favorites (which I have been lucky enough to have eaten in), some of them relatively new but already established, and some new establishments.

There is -and has been for years and years - lots of super talented chefs in Helsinki - and also many highly skilled chefs willing to take a risk and open their own restaurants.

Since there has been (and still is) so much stereotypical (and plainly silly) thinking about Finnish cuisine - thinking that is based on absolutely no knowledge but that has despite that somehow managed to transform itself into "knowledge" (sigh) - I could not help but laugh out loud when I read the "spot on" beginning of this article.
Enjoy:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/12/14/travel/14Choice.html?scp=1&sq=The%20local%20flavor%20of%20Helsinki's%20food%20revival&st=cse

photos:

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/12/14/travel/1214-HELSINKI_index.html

It is clearly time for us to go back to Helsinki.

P.S. A link to one of the best non commercial Helsinki web sites,it has 3 restaurant pages with lots of links:
http://www.mybesthelsinki.com/Helsink...