|Jenni and Sauli admiring the famous pike, caught in Iniö waters this year and about 4 kg.|
Christmas from the Archipelago - The Pike!
Every year the president of our country gets the best gift from people of the archipelago of Turku - A PIKE! - and this year, too, to be prepared for the x-mas table.
We are so proud!
Having a pike at the x-mas table is an old tradition here and it is cooked with some salt and white pepper. My mother-in-law remembers when she was little how once the ice had frozen and they couldn't get the pike off from the well where it was put to wait. Next spring had the father lifted the well and to everyone's surprise had the pike jumped back to the sea...