BaFSA’s goal is to promote Baltic and Finnish culture to the IU and Bloomington community through social activities and academic events. BaFSA aims to support and promote scholarly inquiry into Finnish, Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian society, history, culture, and languages.
On April 30th, 2021 BAFSA is hosting a movie discussion of the film Disko & Tuumasöda (Disco and Atomic War), which can be found for free on IUCAT. Below are some optional recipes to prepare for the discussion: Võileib (An Estonian Sandwich to match an Estonian movie) or Tippaleipä (A Finnish Vappu food to celebrate Vappu).
IU student, Quentin Swaryczewski, suggests the following toppings for a more complex savory Estonian pancake:
ham, cheese, mushrooms
chicken, cheese, and pineapple
beef, onion, and cheese
bacon and cheese
vegetarian: cheese and garlic / tomatoes, feta cheese, pesto sauce
You can try whatever fun combinations you can think of on top of the pancake. Fold it in half or in thirds (like an omelet), and drizzle it with cream cheese (this is optional).
For the sweet dessert Estonian pancake, fold the pancake in half and then in half once more so that the pancake is now a triangle. Add toppings on top of the pancake, such as vanilla ice cream, caramel, chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, fruits, jams, and so on.
Visit Eesti Loodusmuuseum from home using 3D reality
Visit the link below to walk your way through the Estonian Museum of Natural History’s Virtual Collection. The exhibits use 3D technology that allows you to navigate through the museum on your computer. If you have a Virtual Reality headset, you can also experience the museum in VR. Exhibits include audio to listen to descriptions. Additionally, you may be able to read the signs from your computer, especially if you speak Estonian!