A sauna is more than just a place to sweat, bathe and relax. Finnish people may read in the sauna, hang clothes to dry in the sauna, wash a newborn baby in the sauna, do yoga in the sauna and even cook in the sauna.
The most common way to prepare food in a sauna is to wrap some sausages in tinfoil and roast them on the sauna stove. Add some garlic or cheese and voilà, dinner cooks itself while you are enjoying the löyly (literally “steam,” but in a wider sense the word stands for the whole feeling and atmosphere of the sauna).
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