Few things are better than a real, hearty stew. Stews have a universal generousness and at the same time they are often a great expression of unique local traditions. In today's episode Andreas travels southwards from Trondheim to Oslo, and the first stop is Oppdal in the breadbasket of Mid-Norway, where he prepares a beef stew with rye bread and beer. In the mountain region lamb is on the menu, and the stew is flavored with mild Scandinavian spices. As he reaches the flatlands again he makes a very traditional dish, pork knuckles with pea stew.
The UNESCO-listed mountain town of Roros is the backdrop for today's episode, where Andreas investigates how this isolated town has become a culinary attraction. He makes crispy sour cream waffles, homemade cloudberry ice cream, and he learns the secret behind the local fermented sausage. For main course he serves Norwegian meatballs in delicious gravy, with potatoes and lingonberries.
In today's episode, Andreas investigates the great variety of inland Norway, the most productive farmland in the country. The episode starts in the mountains, where he makes a dish flavored by the mountains: veal liver with mushrooms, heather honey and heather oil. In the local town bakery he uses yesterday's bread to make a toast-infused ice cream. For main course he serves a Norwegian pork roll, with apples, dill and fennel.
In today's episode, Andreas visits Spitsbergen, the Norwegian settlement at 78 degrees north. In spite of the perpetual cold and barren surroundings, the area is home to some of the world's richest fisheries. Andreas also forages for arctic mushrooms and meets what is probably the world's northernmost farmer. Onboard a research vessel Andreas makes a lightly cured cod with beetroot and anise, he cooks freshly caught cod and serves it with charred leek, and back on the island he makes crispy seared cod served with snow crab and Arctic mushrooms.
Some of Scandinavia's grandest farms can be found around Norway's largest lake, Mjosa. In today's episode Andreas visits one of them, Hovelsrud, where he combines innovation, tradition and world class vegetables. He uses fresh herbs to make an egg-free mayonnaise, combines baked rutabaga and local vendace roe, and makes scones with yellow and red beets. For main course he makes a potato crusted beef fillet with herbs from the beautiful garden.