New Scandinavian Cooking

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.

Sat, Aug 17 8:00 A.M. A Taste of Winter     NH CREATE

In preparation for a hike, Tina packs a lunch made of grilled flatbread, cabbage salad and smoked salmon.

Sat, Aug 17 8:00 P.M. A Taste of Winter     NH CREATE

In preparation for a hike, Tina packs a lunch made of grilled flatbread, cabbage salad and smoked salmon.

Sun, Aug 18 2:00 P.M. A Taste of Winter     NH CREATE

In preparation for a hike, Tina packs a lunch made of grilled flatbread, cabbage salad and smoked salmon.

New Scandinavian Cooking By Episode

  • Rich Farmland (#301)

    Andreas visits the county of Hedmark in Eastern Norway, a region known for big farms and abundance of produce.

  • Popular Sausage (#302)

    Sausages serve a special function in Norway, both as an everyday meal and as festive food.

  • It All Starts with Kids (#303)

    Andreas visits Geitmyra Farm in the middle of Oslo, Norway, the site of his new food culture center for kids.

  • Oil Adventure (#304)

    Is cold-pressed rapeseed oil the olive oil of the north? To find out, Andreas travels to the old fortress town of Fredrikstad in Eastern Norway.

  • Costal Express (#305)

    Starting in the Sami territories of the Arctic, Andreas makes reindeer burgers with wild mushrooms, king crab cocktail and Arctic char with lamb-flavored potato gratin, all using produce he finds along the coast.

  • Fire in the Belly (#306)

    Andreas examines how fire changed the way people cook.

  • Captain Haddock (#307)

    Andreas visits the wind-blown peninsula of Stad in Western Norway, where boats set sail to catch haddock.

  • Rain and Rainbows (#308)

    In the fishing capital of Bergen, the wettest city in Norway, Andreas prepares local trout and re-creates the city's famous fish soup.

  • Packed to Go (#401)

    A packed lunch is an important part of the Scandinavian food tradition and is taken just as seriously as dinner.

  • The Sweetest Cheese (#402)

    Andreas visits the valley of Gudbrandsdalen, home to the Norwegian delicacy known as brown cheese.

  • Close to Home (#403)

    This episode finds Andreas at his farm in Southern Norway.

  • Back to the Roots (#404)

    Stepping back in history, Andreas channels the Vikings as he travels west to Iceland - the Norse settlement in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Mighty Volcanic Oven (#405)

    Andreas visits hot spots around Iceland, even trying his hand at grilling inside volcano.

  • The Grain Belt of the Country (#406)

    Andreas visits Nes in Eastern Norway, the grain belt of the country.

  • Mountain Lamb (#407)

    Andreas visits the mountain of Hallingskarvet and the valley of Hemsedal, where lambs roam the hilly landscape for months during summer.

  • The Smokehouse (#408)

    In this episode, Andreas visits the smokehouses of Western Norway.

  • Milk and Chocolate of the North (#409)

    Nobody eats more chocolate than Norwegians, especially during winter.

  • The Northern Way (#410)

    Andreas investigates historical food from two of Norway's former capitals, Trondheim in mid-Norway and Bergen on the West Coast.

  • A Taste of Winter (#501)

    In preparation for a hike, Tina packs a lunch made of grilled flatbread, cabbage salad and smoked salmon.

  • Fish on a Platter (#502)

    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.

  • Land of Fish and Apples (#503)

    Tina visits Hardanger, the fjord valley known as Norway's orchard.

  • The Taste of Trees (#504)

    Andreas visits Hedmark in Eastern Norway, a region with large farms, abundant food and vast forests.

  • An Edible Park (#505)

    Andreas and Finnish co-host Sara LaFountain visit Frogner Park in downtown Oslo.

  • Summer on a Plate (#506)

    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.

  • Fisherman's Harbor (#507)

    In the fishing port and holiday resort town of Smogen, on the scenic coast of Southwestern Sweden, Tina visits the local fish auction and fishes for langoustines (lobster) before making a sandwich with herring.

  • Hiker's Food (#508)

    In this episode, Tina visits Gamlestolen in the mountainous heartland of Norway.

  • Bergen Food Renaissance (#509)

    Andreas visits Bergen in Western Norway, where he meets up with local chef Christopher Haatuft to collect oysters and wild scallops.

  • Mountain Riches (#510)

    Back in the mountain region of Valdres, Tina makes fried fudge cheese with cloudberries and parsley.

  • Farmer's Food (#511)

    Tina visits Moss and the nearby islands, a rich agricultural region in eastern Norway.

  • Drama on a Plate (#512)

    Andreas travels to the port town of Skien in Eastern Norway, the hometown of Norway's most important playwright, Henrik Ibsen.

  • Tina's French Pantry (#513)

    Tina travels to the Cognac region of France, and combines Scandinavian and French ingredients to make mouthwatering seafood dishes, including oysters and mussels with herbs and Cognac, and Norwegian salmon with warm grapes and crown dill.

  • Pale Fish (#601)

    In this episode, Andreas visits the small community of Bulandet, a group of wind-blown islands in western Norway.

  • A Traveller's Bite (#602)

    In today's episode, Andreas travels by train through different climates and the mountainous heart of Norway, between Bergen and Oslo.

  • Norwegian Versions of Classic Recipes (#603)

    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.

  • A Journey to the North (#604)

    In this episode, Andreas travels north across the Arctic Circle on the train from Trondheim to Bodo.

  • Eat Like The Vikings (#605)

    Like the Vikings, Andreas travels by boat to visit the islands of Lofoten, where he prepares a traditional cod dish.

  • Northern Sea Passage (#606)

    In this episode, Andreas investigates what the sea and land can offer while travelling north on the Norwegian Coastal Express.

  • Food for a Polar Expedition (#607)

    In today's episode, Andreas goes on a polar expedition onboard Hurtigruten and travels north along the beautiful and icy coastline of Norway.

  • A Whole Salmon (#608)

    In this episode, Andreas takes us to the island of Skrova in northern Norway.

  • Happy Holiday Food (#609)

    In this episode, Andreas makes a real Scandinavian Christmas feast and shares all his favorite Norwegian recipes of the season.

  • New Nordic Cuisine (#701)

    In this episode, Andreas embarks on a culinary journey, looking for the source of the new Nordic food revolution.

  • Very Local Stews (#702)

    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.

  • Innovative and Old Fashioned (#703)

    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.

  • Plenty of Foods (#704)

    In today's episode, Andreas investigates the great variety of inland Norway, the most productive farmland in the country.

  • Arctic Food (#705)

    In today's episode, Andreas visits Spitsbergen, the Norwegian settlement at 78 degrees north.

  • Historical Garden (#706)

    Some of Scandinavia's grandest farms can be found around Norway's largest lake, Mjosa.

  • Burning Sweet Desire (#808)

    There is a distinct word in Swedish for having something sweet together with a cup of coffee, namely fika.



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