Next Meeting - Finnish Foods of our Ancestors
Saturday, November 9

Guest presenters are The Two Finn Cooks, Soile Anderson and Eleanor Ostman, noted cookbook authors and Finnish food enthusiasts. They will talk about the food of our Finnish ancestors, how it evolved in Finnish America and in Finland today.

Anderson, born in Finland where she opened her first restaurant when she was a young mother, came to the United States to study fast food, thinking she would take that concept back to Finland. Instead, she stayed in the Twin Cities to found the Deco restaurant in downtown St. Paul, five Taste of Scandinavia Bakeries ,and Deco Catering which served the King of Norway, the Dalai Lama and President Obama.

Ostman, an Iron Range-born full Finn, was for more than three decades food writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Their book, Celebrations to Remember, features Soile's recipes plus party photos, and Eleanor's prose. Autographed copies will be available for $20, including tax.

Feel free to invite guests to this special program. 

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.at the Plymouth Lutheran Church, 11015 Old County Road 15, Plymouth, MN.


(L to R) Eleanor Ostman and Soile Anderson
Photo Credit: Finlandia Foundation National

Finnish Genealogy Group
of Minnesota

The Finnish Genealogy Group of Minnesota meets monthly from September to May (except December). Our members are novice to experienced researchers. Join us for one of our monthly meetings and learn more about researching your ancestors and family tree. 

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