Sirly Ylläsjärvi is a young, prize-winning chef, who together with Heidi Seikkula runs the Aurora Estate boutique hotel above the Arctic circle. For Sirly, flavour come first, followed closely by aesthetics: dishes are fuss-free and easy to make also in the home kitchen. Sirly wants to encourage everyone to have a go at creating the recipes also while on holiday in Lapland – tasty food guarantees ultimate pleasure. The book includes both quick everyday dishes for busy moments and more advanced recipes for challenging yourself.
Recipes and Unforgettable Experiences, Lapland’s 8 seasons takes readers along to savour tasty food and once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the Arctic region. The book pays homage to the pure nature and ingredients of the North, as Sirly and Heidi take you on a unique culinary journey to a landscape of snow-capped fells!
“I have always had strong knowledge of the tourism industry. I have worked at Hotel Kämp in Helsinki and then again as a counterbalance in safari companies in Lapland. I studied tourism at university and it has always been close to my heart. I have written in the book about Lapland’s various activities, 8 seasons and instructions how to dress up when it’s -35 outside. We have styled all the pictures together and the shooting days have been super fun! ” Heidi Seikkula
The book contains recipes from side to side. There is salmon soup and reindeer tartare, a 91-year-old Elsa Ylläsjärvi rieska recipe and then we even jump into an Italian risotto ball with smoked reindeer inside. Something for every situation, the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. A book you can immerse yourself in dreaming about.
The book has been published in two languages and has gained super popularity right from the start. I guess someone should mention the word “classic” in the book publishing.
“I think the book is so successful because it has so much emotion. We started the book 2 years ago and then our friend Tommi Hynynen was chosen as the photographer. He was a hugely talented photographer. Tommi shot a lot of TV series and movies. He died unexpectedly a year ago and left a huge gap behind. I had bought a camera from Tommi in the summer on our joint fishing trip and decided to shoot the end of the book with his camera. Every picture has a story and a feeling. The book is dedicated to him. ” Sirly Ylläsjärvi
Photo by:Tommi Hynynen
Book by: Cozy Publishing.