8 Arctic Seasons introduces the wonders and delicacies of Lapland through the unique wildlife and annual cycle of the North. In this book, herders, wilderness guides, fishermen, gold prospectors and many other people talk about their passion for Lapland.Over the cycle of its eight subtle seasonal transitions, Lapland’s Arctic wilderness alternates between the stark, mysterious beauty of mid-winter and the sun-flooded frenzied light of high summer.
Luxury Action’s North Pole Menu, presented in the book, takes as its inspiration the Discoveries, Tastes and Experiences of this dramatic, eight-phase annual adventure for the senses.In autumn, for example, it’s time to stock up for the winter, as thick blankets of snow gradually envelope the frozen lands. Calving time, salmon migration, foraging, and berry and mushroom harvests are some of the major activities that schedule Arctic life. The food, consisting mainly of game meat, wild plants, berries, mushrooms and fish, is local, pure, ethnic and ecological.Janne Honkanen is the Founder and CEO of Luxury Action, the leading and award winning private travel company based in Finland. The company is a pioneer in creating high-end custom experiences in Lapland, Finland and across the Arctic and Nordic region.
The book was first published in the North Pole in April 2016: in the location where the receding ice cover dictates our future in this planet. The book is available for purchase and all profits go to charitable events supporting the wellbeing of Arctic and its indigenous people.
8 Arctic Seasons: Discover – Taste – Experience is the Scandinavia Cookbooks category winner in the global Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, organised by Gourmand International and announced at an awards ceremony at Yantai Wine Bay, China on May 28, 2017.
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