The BEST Episodes of New Scandinavian Cooking

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2019

Network: PBS

The best of Nordic cuisine and culture come to life in New Scandinavian Cooking. The show broadens the scope of Scandinavian cuisine to encompass the delicacies and destinations of the entire Nordic region, including Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Greenland— and even brief forays to Iceland and the Cognac region of France. A rotating cast of Scandinavia’s best-known cooking personalities guide viewers through each adventure. These charming and enlightening hosts share the culinary highlights, history and unusual ingredients of Nordic cuisine. In each episode, one host embarks on a culinary adventure to intriguing locations in the Nordic countries and beyond before creating tantalizing recipes outdoors, against majestic backdrops.

The Provence of the North With Herbs all Over

#1 - The Provence of the North With Herbs all Over

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 5, 2003

Making schnapps with various herbs, dill-scented chicken, homemade ice cream with thyme and honey.

star 9.00
1 votes
The Best Cheeseburger in the World In the Kingdom of the Trolls

#2 - The Best Cheeseburger in the World In the Kingdom of the Trolls

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 19, 2003

Scandinavian pancakes, cheeseburger made of grouse, venison, pork and fois gras topped with Norwegian cheese.

star 9.00
1 votes
A Modest but Generous Spud

#3 - A Modest but Generous Spud

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired May 27, 2011

Andreas takes us to the inland region of southern Norway, and prepares one of Norway’s most well-loved ingredients, namely the potato. The potato is mild and accessible, as the next ingredient is always angry. Crayfish is an exclusive and much sought after delicacy. Andreas uses a torch at the end of the day to catch them.

star 9.00
1 votes
Back to The Roots

#4 - Back to The Roots

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 27, 2013

Like the Vikings, Andreas travels west to Iceland – the Norse settlement in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. He combines the sea and the land to create an elegant surf and turf dish, redfish and langoustines cooked in lamb stock. At restaurant Dill, he discovers how ancient traditions and innovation co-exist. Afterwards, he grills lamb over an open fire, Viking style. The dessert is made from Skyr, a special Icelandic dairy culture, served with local berries.

star 9.00
1 votes
A Journey to the North

#5 - A Journey to the North

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 22, 2015

A train ride from Trondheim to Bodo, Norway, is undertaken. Activities include fishing in the Namsen River; grilling salmon on a riverbank; making reindeer meatballs; and frying a piece of Arctic beef.

star 9.00
1 votes
Fairytale Land

#6 - Fairytale Land

Season 15 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 15, 2019

star 9.00
1 votes
Alta: Royal White Halibut with Herbs and Viking Mythology

#7 - Alta: Royal White Halibut with Herbs and Viking Mythology

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 3, 2003

Alta is known as the town of the Northern Lights. Andreas takes you out fishing for halibut with some of the local fishermen. You will see how he catches this royal fish, and how he prepares it on an outdoor fire. Cod carpaccio; baked halibut; cloudberry cream.

star 8.00
1 votes
The Lofoten Cod

#8 - The Lofoten Cod

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 24, 2003

Cod; truffles; potato-garlic purée; baked apples with vanilla bean and honey.

star 8.00
1 votes
Food for Summer On the Norwegian Riviera

#9 - Food for Summer On the Norwegian Riviera

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 28, 2003

Scallop carpaccio; pepper-smoked scallops; raw oysters; mackerel salad; custard.

star 8.00
1 votes
Faithful Friend

#10 - Faithful Friend

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 11, 2004

Red onion soup; port; cheese and bacalao stew; fish in Rio de Janeiro.

star 8.00
1 votes
My Summer Paradise

#11 - My Summer Paradise

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 25, 2004

Chanterelle sandwich with dill; steamed mussels; tart with berries.

star 8.00
1 votes
Where Everything Smells of Apples

#12 - Where Everything Smells of Apples

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 9, 2004

Apple-marinated duck breast; ice cream with honey and thyme.

star 8.00
1 votes
King of the Ocean

#13 - King of the Ocean

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 6, 2004

King crab from the fjords; wild salmon; fresh asparagus/cucumber salad; lingonberries.

star 8.00
1 votes
Skåne: Topping Off at the Tip

#14 - Skåne: Topping Off at the Tip

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 24, 2005

In Tina's home county she goes out and catches the fantastic eel. She also visits an old smokery before going on an exhilarating paragliding adventure. The kitchen is put up at beautiful Ale Stenar at the south tip of Sweden.

star 8.00
1 votes
Varmland: Christmas Buffet

#15 - Varmland: Christmas Buffet

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 12, 2005

Christmas spirit is deeply embedded in Scandinavians. Enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas with Tina in the Värmland countryside. Tina makes a fantastic mulled wine and finds out first hand what ice swimming is all about, swimming in a frozen lake. Tina also makes Christmas candy and ham, the Swedish way.

star 8.00
1 votes
Nuclear Family Food

#16 - Nuclear Family Food

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 2007

The cold Norwegian winter does not stop Andreas from scaling the Gaustad mountain, where skiing is believed to have been invented. In this chilly landscape, Andreas prepares a warm mushroom soup and lamb shanks with a Norwegian-style risotto.

star 8.00
1 votes
Secrets of the Baltic Sea

#17 - Secrets of the Baltic Sea

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 18, 2008

In this episode, new host Sara presents the Åland Islands, which are an autonomous region of Finland. Sara meets up with a local fisherman before she prepares white fish for the crew on the ship. Sara also goes scuba diving to explore the shipwrecks in the region.

star 8.00
2 votes
An Edible Park

#18 - An Edible Park

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired May 31, 2014

Andreas and Finnish co-host Sara La Fountain 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.

star 8.00
1 votes
A Traveller's Bite

#19 - A Traveller's Bite

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 8, 2015

A train ride between Bergen and Oslo, Norway, begins with a shrimp sandwich; and includes a stop at Voss, where an herb-stuffed lamb roll is prepared. Activities include trout fishing; cooking trout in a wooden bucket; and preparing a dessert that features tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries.

star 8.00
1 votes
Innovative and Old Fashioned

#20 - Innovative and Old Fashioned

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 26, 2016

A visit to the mountain town of Røros, Norway, features crispy sour cream waffles, homemade cloudberry ice cream and fermented sausage. Also: Norwegian meatballs in gravy with potatoes and lingonberries.

star 8.00
1 votes
Flavors of the Eternal Forest

#21 - Flavors of the Eternal Forest

Season 15 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 1, 2019

star 8.00
1 votes
Grain for Food

#22 - Grain for Food

Season 15 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 27, 2019

star 8.00
1 votes
Lappland: Ice Cold Cooking

#23 - Lappland: Ice Cold Cooking

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 15, 2005

Tina goes fishing on a frozen lake. She prepares the fish, a hearty hunter’s stew and a winter dessert, a lovely dried fruit and red wine dish. Tina also goes downhill skiing, competes in exotic reindeer racing, catches reindeer and visits a hotel which is made completely out of ice.

star 7.50
2 votes
A World of Apples

#24 - A World of Apples

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 3, 2011

In today’s show, Andreas visits Hardanger, the orchard of western Norway, where everything smells of apples. Andreas makes an apple drink, bakes traditional sourdough bread in an old wood-fired oven, and prepares a hot apple dessert.

star 7.00
1 votes
The Sweetest Cheese

#25 - The Sweetest Cheese

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 13, 2013

Andreas visits the valley of Gudbrandsdalen in the heart of Norway, home to the brown fudge cheese. The caramel-like cheese is a unique delicacy and a versatile cooking ingredient. Andreas combines it with roasted young goat and a sweet caramel ice cream.

star 7.00
2 votes