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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A Traveller's Bite

In today's episode, Andreas travels by train through different climates and the mountainous heart of Norway, between Bergen and Oslo. He starts to prepare a traveler's must, a shrimp sandwich inspired by sestern Norway. As Andreas continues his journey inland he stops at Voss, where he makes a herb-stuffed lamb roll that can be served warm or cold. On top of the mountain he goes trout fishing and cooks the trout in a wooden bucket. Closer to Oslo, Andreas prepares a dessert with tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries served by the fjord in the capital.

  • 2017-02-21T03:30:00-08:00
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Norwegian Versions of Classic Recipes

Is taco originally from Norway? And gnocchi? How about American pancakes? As Andreas travels through Norway's biggest national park and the beautiful Gudbrand's valley in western Norway he investigates traditional recipes that are deceptively similar to classic Mexican, Italian and American dishes, and just as tasty.



  • 2017-02-28T03:30:00-08:00
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A Journey to the North

In this episode, Andreas travels north across the Arctic Circle on the train from Trondheim to Bodo. He goes fishing in the Queen of Rivers, Namsen and grills the salmon on a riverbank. On the highlands of the north Andreas makes reindeer meatballs and in Bodo where the landscape becomes lusher and greener again, Andreas fries a piece of Arctic beef - fit for a feast.

  • 2017-03-07T03:30:00-08:00
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Eat Like The Vikings

Like the Vikings, Andreas travels by boat to visit the islands of Lofoten, where he prepares a traditional cod dish. He also visits a historical important Norse settlement in the high north, and inside a replica of a thousand-year-old long house, he makes roast beef ribs over an open fire, Viking style. Barley is the grain of the north, so Andreas makes a Norwegian barley and beetroot risotto with local goat cheese.



  • 2017-03-14T04:30:00-07:00
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Northern Sea Passage

In this episode, Andreas investigates what the sea and land can offer while travelling north on the Norwegian Coastal Express. Andreas uses food produce he finds along the way, an apple-stuffed roast of lamb in the lush fjords of western Norway, and in the bacalao capital of the north he makes a dish with the dry and salted cod. When everybody is asleep Andreas serves artic char, a late bite to the crew onboard the ship. On the fields of Troms the day after, he makes a plain potato dish with the taste of autumn and as main dish before arriving in Kirkenes.

  • 2017-03-21T04:30:00-07:00
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