Kirjakisan voittaja / And the book goes to…


Breakfast time in Hollola. Breakfast can be a feast when shared with people that feel like family. Picture by Mervi

Thank you for all the lovely comment entries for the book competition! I think it’s fantastic to see how many of them echo that it is not only a matter of what you eat, but where you eat and with whom. The people you share your table with, the sounds of the camp around you and the smoke from the open fires.

The comments were so lovely that I couldn’t choose, not even with the help of the authors – so we decided to draw a random number. Also, the authors loved your replies so much that they donated another book! So today we have two very lucky winners.

The first book goes to SarahW, who summed up beautifully how porridge can be the best when shared with friends:

“But I think my favourite memories are from our simple porrige and bread breakfasts, when there”™s just us in the group there, in various stages of dress (and indeed wakefulness), planning the day. It has an almost family feel to it that I love.” - SarahW

The second book goes to Maria MiM who created a medieval meal from disgusting sausages and vegetables:

“All the others, mostly Italians, broiled the sausages. We tried too, but we could not eat those salty sticky things, bah. So, what to do? Squeeze all the sausage meat out of the casing, mix it with some bread and spices, roll nice meat balls and cook them with all the vegetables in some kind of stew” -Maria

The winners should email me their mailing addresses at and for everyone else – the postage is still free if you get the cookbook via the publisher (see link below):

The book Saffron, Eggs and Almond Milk ““ The Medievalist”™s Cook Book by Mervi Pasanen, Saara Nironen and Nanna Tuovinen (Softcover, 108 pages) is also is available via the publisher”™s website and international shipping is free!

4 Replies to “Kirjakisan voittaja / And the book goes to…”

    1. Maria, it was great that you won; the dish you described is in one of the Finnish versions pictures! I ate it at Morimondo too :D

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