Following the links below you will find further information about some standard Finnish food products and ingredients used in the recipes of this site and tips about how to replace them.
Don't have Finnish or Scandinavian ingredients available? On Suomikauppa.fi site you might be able to order them directly to your home,
or try visiting the "Swedish food market" section of your nearest IKEA store.
Articles of genuine Finnish design can be purchased on the site of Finnish Design Shop.
As a general rule, when cooking following the recipes on this site, always use fresh, "natural" ingredients to get the best result.
Replace given ingredients at your own risk (for example butter with margarine or crème fraîche with sour cream), the outcome the texture, colour or especially the flavour of the dish may not be as good or it may even fail completely.