Episode 22 19th September 2019
Essense of Lapland with Eva Gunnare
Born in Stockholm, but never the city type, Eva Gunnare has found her place in the world; Swedish Lapland. From here, with her experience in Sámi traditional culture, she teaches and inspires people to live closer to nature through wild food flavours, telling the stories of wild places, and traditional singing.
This week, Eva and Miles talk about the 'essense' of a place, joiks (traditional Sámi songs), what to do with wild plants rosebay willowherb and alpine bistort, the importance of a beginner's mindset, and shirking off the chains of written language towards a wild lyricism and unbounded curiosity...
'You couldn’t have done this if you knew what you were doing'
- Eva Gunnare, episode 22
About Eva Gunnare
Eva Gunnare moved from Stockholm to the mountains as a young woman and never looked back. Making her home in Jokkmokk, in the heart of Swedish Lapland (almost exactly on the Arctic Circle), she fell in love not only with the scenery but the culture too. She met a Sami reindeer herder and became the mother of a Sami son, all the while continuing to grow close to the Sami culture. She has worked on projects as an ambassador for the taste of Swedish Lapland having studied under Sami food ambassador Greta Huuva before she died. Eva runs wild flavour walks, dinners, workshops and more, all from the place she says she is still learning more and more about every day.
About the show
We offer a series of conversations to tap into the wildness within ourselves and to uncover what is possible when we do. It is our hope that through the WorldWild Podcast we can contribute to the revitalisation of wild food culture and conversation around the world.
Through people who know their landscapes intimately, we gather the threads to weave a rich tapestry. Piece by piece the vision of a wilder world comes into view. The wild embrace of nature welcomes us back and offers us a seat at the table. A feast, no less!