Estonian Christmas Traditions

December 20, 2015

The Museum of Coastal Folk bore witness to the making of an ovenfull of traditional Estonian blood sausage. BaltHerNet young diaspora researchers took to the kitchen once again to experiment with diaspora dishes under the leadership of pop-up restaurateur Kristina Lupp. For many participants this was the first time they had ever made blood sausage from scratch. In addition to the hand-made delicacy that many diaspora community members all over the world are used to, the seminar participants also feasted on authentic Abkhazian adzhika and lavash. After the meal everyone took to the cinema-room of the quaint Coastal Folk Museum and watched Kaisa Pitsi’s documentary about the history of Estonian bakeries and delis in Toronto.

Maarja Merivoo-Parro