Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Little Finland hosts Sunday dinner

By KIM E. STROM

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HURLEY - More than 100 people took part in Little Finland's community stew dinner on Sunday in Hurley. Kala Mojakka and beef stew with Finn pie (bread) was on the menu along with an assortment of desserts.

Kala Mojakka is not Finnish for fish stew. It actually translates to "fish, more Jacob."

According to Finnish teacher, Seija Jarvenpaa, kala means fish. As for the the rest of the name, the story has it that in the lumber camps in the area there was a cook named Jacob. When the workers wanted more fish stew, they would say, "mojakka" meaning, mo...