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Packed School Lunch

Every day for lunch, whether at school, at work, or hiking outdoors, Norwegians everywhere unwrap the same sandwich. Andreas heads to the beautiful ski town of Geilo in Eastern Norway to investigate the packed lunch Norwegians eat every day on the run-identical, plain, bland open-faced sandwiches called matpakke-and what this sandwich reveals about the culture of modern Norway.

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2021-06-30T00:00:00-07:00

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Danish Influences

Andreas joins a pack of hunters in Aalborg, Northern Denmark to make a generous wild duck, with red cabbage and potatoes cooked in duck fat. During the crossing to Norway, he makes classic Danish meatballs. Once Andreas arrives at Langesund, safely back on Norwegian soil, he prepares another wild duck with herbs.

  • 2019-07-18T03:30:00-07:00
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A Treat for the Holidays

Andreas visits Savalen in Eastern Norway, where he makes some of his Christmas favorites. He serves his best porridge with pinnekjott, a special holiday dish made with salted and dried goat ribs and served with almond potatoes. Andreas also prepares and savors the most common Norwegian holiday food: pork ribs, cooked twice.

  • 2019-07-25T03:30:00-07:00
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Grain for Food

Cereals are a staple food in Scandinavia, so Andreas visits Sokna in Eastern Norway - one of the few places in the country where farmers are able to grow wheat, barley and rye. Andreas makes sourdough bread with homemade butter and baked pigeon. Like most Scandinavians, he uses cereals to make a porridge that, like risotto, is cooked with vegetable stock and duck breast.

  • 2019-08-01T03:30:00-07:00
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Island Treats

This special bonus episode introduces a new member of the cast, Norwegian chef Ida Gran-Jansen. She is known for making delicate pastries, but in this episode, Ida visits the rich fishing grounds on the west coast of Norway. She meets local fishermen, then prepares a fish soup packed with flavors from the garden.

  • 2019-08-08T03:30:00-07:00
    KCET-HD