Simply Scandinavian presents modern takes on traditional Scandinavian recipes, combining time-tested Finnish food preparation with twenty-first century taste. The recipes are organized by time of year--appetizers, main courses, and desserts for Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The authors have arranged the book to take the reader through a year of Scandinavian recipes, pairing gorgeous four-color photographs of Finland's landscape--from the archipelago in the south to the harsh wilderness of Lapland--with mouthwatering food photography. Many of the recipes open-mindedly integrate the past and the present, such as the recipe for rye cannelloni served in consomme; it contains a pinch of hard times in Finland, a dash of modern universal cooking, and a smidgeon of national romanticism. The shape comes from Italy, the filling from a Finnish meat pie, and the dough from the Karelian pastry from eastern Finland. Simply Scandinavian is a treat for adventuresome home cooks or anyone looking to escape into the beautiful landscapes and delectable flavors of Scandinavia.