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Moomins Cookbook: An Introduction to Finnish Cuisine

Words by Sami Malila

Art by Tove Jansson

Paperback, 144 pp, £12.99

Now you can prepare a feast Moomin-style!

The Moomins Cookbook uncovers the secrets behind the tasty dishes prepared by the unflappable Moominmamma. There are dishes for every occasion, from potatoes au gratin for hungry Moomins to Snufkin's picnic pot. 

Illustrated with Tove Jansson's drawings and packed with friendly Moominisms, this collection of culinary delights includes over 150 different recipes for drinks and dishes: salads, soups, picnics, suppers, cakes and desserts. Bon appétit!


Sami Malila


Sami Malila lives on an island archipelago on Finland's southern seaboard. He is foodie, a Swedish speaker and an outdoors expert, spending most of the long summer nights sleeping beneath the stars.

Tove Jansson


Tove Jansson was a writer, artist and cartoonist. The most widely read Finnish author abroad, she is best remembered as the creator of the Moomins. She drew her first Moomin in the 1930s just for fun, to tease her little brother by drawing the ugliest creature she could think of. In addition to the Moomin books, which have been translated into fifty languages, she was an acclaimed writer of novels and short stories.