Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Lunch in Helsinki, 5

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Traditional Finnish lunch, prepared at the Kauppatori open air market.

Image: GrrlScientist, 5 July 2009 [larger view].

Here’s a look at this traditional lunch as it was being prepared in front of my friend and I at the Kauppatori open air market.


A look at the finished meal, waiting to be served to hungry people (and gulls!);

Traditional Finnish lunch, prepared at the Kauppatori open air market.

Image: GrrlScientist, 5 July 2009 [larger view].

This meal was as good as it looks;

Traditional Finnish lunch, prepared at the Kauppatori open air market.

Image: GrrlScientist, 5 July 2009 [larger view].

Another traditional meal, typically eaten by Finnish fishermen;

Traditional Finnish lunch, prepared at the Kauppatori open air market.

Image: GrrlScientist, 5 July 2009 [larger view].

It was good, but it took me awhile to get over my squeamishness about (1) these tiny fried fish had eyes and could therefore watch me eat them and (2) they still had their bones, which means that I spent some time picking them out before putting them into my mouth.