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Culinary heritage

The culinary heritage of the Suiti, which we have received from previous generations, is gradually disappearing from our daily lives. The Suiti did not have their own kings, they did not have their own aristocrats. As a result, the dishes of the Suiti may lack the sophistication of the dishes of the great nations. In its deepest essence, it is peasant cuisine, which was found both on the tables of wealthy people and in the huts of forest dwellers and fishermen. Suiti food contains both very cheap and simple dishes from the times when practical survival was the most important priority for people, as well as festive dishes that appeared on the table after harvest, pig funerals, important religious or annual holidays. Both are rooted in ancient times and have been influenced by the development of agriculture, trade and technology, influenced by the cuisines of other peoples living nearby.

Ancient dishes have long been forgotten in many places. In our conservative Land of Suiti, there is still a generation that remembers them, has eaten them and even knows how to cook them. Some elements of this culinary heritage we even try to commercialize in today’s world, to find niches for them to remain on our tables in the future. Suitu rauši or sklandrauši is one such example. However, here we try to write down and save those recipes, which are likely to exist only on paper after another generation. For those Suiti, who will come after us.