Sometimes you need a touch of gourmet during the week too. Luckily, Maria Laitinen has a great suggestion for the main course.
Maria Laitinen takes a mental trip back to her native Finland with a wonderful summer pudding.
This pancake tower is such a simple treat to make, but a great alternative to heavy cream cakes especially in summer when you generally prefer keeping things a little lighter.
Dandelion is a gorgeous, but often overlooked ingredient. It is perfect for salad and dried dandelion root makes a wonderful tea.
Maria Laitinen with a simple but delicious Finnish soup made from rhubarb.
Maria Laitinen serves up a Finnish flat bread traditionally made with oat, barley or potato. Say hello to “Rieska”.
Maria Laitinen works up an appetite with black bean spaghetti.
Maria Laitinen is blown away by the scenery and the selection of fish and seafood at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market.
Maria Laitinen finds, and falls in love with, a sweet little bakery and café just a few hours drive south of Sydney.
Maria Laitinen brings us along for lunch at her favorite hangout in Sydney. Welcome to Burnt Orange.
Sydney’s Mamak restaurant has been hot for a few years now, and is still very much in demand. Maria Laitinen understands why.
Maria Laitinen checks out Perama, a traditional Greek restaurant with a contemporary twist in the outskirts of Sydney.
This beautiful barley risotto is a colorful vegetarian dish served by Sydney based Maria Laitinen.
From a land far up north, comes a homemade berry soup that works just as well in a land down under.
Sydney based Maria Laitinen finds herself missing the dark rye bread of her home country Finland, and shares the recipe with us.
This tart is not too sweet, but full of natural goodness of the berries and the walnuts.