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New Scandinavian Cooking

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.

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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.

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.

In this episode, Andreas takes us to the island of Skrova in northern Norway. The villages along the coast rely on fishing and today traditional fishing coexists with modern aquaculture. Andreas shows how to make his favorite salmon dish using a whole fish before he discloses his secret family waffle recipe.

Aboard the old steamer Haldenvassdraget, Andreas cruises the canals of southern Norway and the Halden River and reels in a boat-full of delicacies. Dishes include: steamed and grilled asparagus, multi-flavored fish cakes, a fish terrine and herbed roast chicken.

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.

Andreas makes a variety of venison dishes against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains of the west coast, where the deer run free and the mountain farms cling intrepidly to sheer slopes. He prepares a millefeuille (puff pastry layered with a filling) of venison fillet with prune; venison liver with caramelized tangerine; smoked trout; a traditional hunter's stew with sour cream and goat cheese; and finally, the ultimate venison steak.

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