Edible Estonia: Gems of Traditional Estonian Cuisine

Edible Estonia: Gems of Traditional Estonian Cuisine

Course dates:
23 July, 2018 to 27 July, 2018
Early-Bird (until March 31, 2018) – 395€ / Regular (after March 31, 2018) – 445€
Art & Design, Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Monday, 30 April, 2018
Tallinn University
Tallinn, Estonia

General information

During this very practical course, we will discover the historical background and the heritage of Estonian food culture. In different workshops offering hands-on experiences, we will explore iconic food types in Estonia and the ways in which they are prepared. On every course day, you can taste/eat the food you prepare.

One full day of the course will be a field trip. For the first part of the day, we will visit the Estonian Dairy Museum, where we will take part in a workshop and learn how to make a dairy-based dessert that is popular among Estonians. The second part of the field trip will be spent in an Estonian forest, where we will enjoy fresh air and learn about the cultivation and harvesting of seasonal forest vegetation. The following day, we will use our picked crops to make traditional dishes.

The course is divided according to food groups, one topic for each day. Each course day has both a theoretical part and a practical workshop, where we will learn a wide range of cooking techniques. In traditional Estonian cuisine, cooking was often a time-consuming activity, so some dishes will take several days to prepare.


Tallinn Summer School arranges accommodation for foreign participants at student dormitory (5-minutes walk from the university, double and triple rooms).


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