Heavily influenced by its neighbors, the main staples of Finnish cuisine are potatoes and bread with various and meat dishes on the side. Baltic herring, Gravlax, Smoked salmon, Vendace are main fish specialities, while meat dishes include Karelian stew, Liver casserole, Loop sausage, Meat balls and Reindeer. Bread (leipä) is served with every meal in Finland, and comes in a vast array of varieties. Rye bread is the most popular bread in Finland. Milk or cream is traditionally considered an important part of the diet . Cheese and other milk products are very popular in Finland.