Shot entirely on location, NEW SCANDINAVIAN COOKING offers a rich visual tour of Nordic cuisine, culture and history. Award-winning TV host, food journalist and cookbook author Andreas Viestad treats viewers to an eye-opening voyage through his native Norway, where he creates tantalizing recipes with unusual ingredients against stunning natural backdrops. In several episodes, two guest chefs - Sara La Fountain and Claus Meyer - join Andreas on his culinary adventures through Finland and Denmark.

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Fish on a Platter

Tina visits Southern Trondelag and the windswept islands of Hitra and Froya, where the Norwegian Sea offers crystal-clear water and many varieties of shellfish and farmed salmon. Here, Tina cooks crab and Norwegian lobster on the grill before diving for scallops and then preparing a tasty dish featuring the delicacies. For the main course, Tina grills salmon over an open fire.

  • 2017-04-25T04:30:00-07:00
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Land of Fish and Apples

Tina visits Hardanger, the fjord valley known as Norway's orchard. In spring, the valley provides an abundance of wild herbs and edible flowers. High atop a glacier, Tina makes a Norwegian drink and serves it with local fjord trout.

  • 2017-05-02T04:30:00-07:00
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The Taste of Trees

Andreas visits Hedmark in Eastern Norway, a region with large farms, abundant food and vast forests. Andreas cooks over an open fire to infuse the dish with a smoky flavor. He provides tips on using smoke in cooking before whipping up sweet apple-flavored pork chops with potato salad. For the main course, Andreas prepares hot-smoked pork glazed with a rich homemade birch syrup, which he also pours over waffles for dessert.



  • 2017-05-09T04:30:00-07:00
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An Edible Park

Andreas and Finnish co-host Sara LaFountain visit Frogner Park in downtown Oslo. Here, Andreas gathers edible herbs and flowers and with them makes homemade ice cream flavored with rose petals, and a Norwegian-style bruschetta with a wild-herb pesto. Both Andreas and Sara mix a special drink and prepare festival food - a hearty hamburger and sausages. Location: OSLO - Frognerparken.

  • 2017-05-16T04:30:00-07:00
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Summer on a Plate

In the Eastern Norway seaport of Hvaler, Andreas makes several coastal delicacies, including blue mussels grilled with fresh herbs and flatfish in a nutty butter sauce. As a main course, Andreas oven-roasts a chicken and tops off the meal with a milkshake using the season's first strawberries.



  • 2017-05-23T04:30:00-07:00
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