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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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Estonia northernmost of the three Baltic states, is the closest in culinary traditions to the Nordic countries, since it has finland as its neighbour and developed largely under the domination of denmark and sweden until conquered by Peter the Great of russia in the early 18th century. The upper citadel of Tallinn, the capital, still bears witness to the early 13th-century period of Danish domination. The Estonian language, along with Finnish and Hungarian, is one of the few surviving languages in the Finno-Ugric group.