Making the most of mojakka


March 10, 2023

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Emily Swanson is going to use the late Diane Sargent's recipe for this year's mojakka cookoff, using salmon caught by friend Seth Cooke, who lives in Blackhoof Township and fishes every summer in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Tim Winker loves living here, and he's always looking for ways to engage his neighbors in his passions. Whether it's car racing, saunas, accordions, or the delicious soup/stew called mojakka, Tim wants to share his enthusiasm as far and wide as possible.

Tim started the local mojakka cookoff 20 years ago, and it's still going strong. He also put together the website, where you can find recipes, memories and stories contributed by Finnish folks from the U.S. and Canada.

The word "mojakka" means "cold wind" or "to feel cold" in Finnish, so dress warmly and come sample versions of thi...

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