The BEST episodes of New Scandinavian Cooking

Every episode of New Scandinavian Cooking ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of New Scandinavian Cooking!

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.

Last Updated: 11/23/2022Network:PBS
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Learning How to Smoke
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#1 - Learning How to Smoke

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/20/2004

As the Hurtigruta ferries people along the Norwegian coastline, Andreas explores the culinary art of smoking.

Ugly but Delicious
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1 votes

#2 - Ugly but Delicious

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/4/2004

Barbecue fish skewers; cod; salad; lamb confit with rutabaga.

Fairytale Land
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2 votes

#3 - Fairytale Land

Season 15 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/15/2019

Arctic Cuisine With a Russian Twist
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1 votes

#4 - Arctic Cuisine With a Russian Twist

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/31/2003

Potato and beet puree with sour cream and fresh herbs, vodka-marinated sirloin steak, baked pears with ginger and juniper berries.

A Journey to the North
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#5 - A Journey to the North

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/22/2015

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.

Back to The Roots
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#6 - Back to The Roots

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/27/2013

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.

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A Modest but Generous Spud
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#7 - A Modest but Generous Spud

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/27/2011

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.

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

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/19/2003

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

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

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/5/2003

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

Popular Sausage
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2 votes

#10 - Popular Sausage

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/12/2012

Sausages serve a special function in Norway, both as an everyday meal and as festive food. In this episode, Andreas discovers the culture and history behind a well-made sausage. He bakes potato pancakes and makes homemade mustard, essential companions for the three types of tasty sausages he prepares.

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Coastal Express
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#11 - Coastal Express

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/31/2012

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.

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Farmer's Food
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2 votes

#12 - Farmer's Food

Season 11 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/12/2014

Tina visits Moss and the nearby islands, a rich agricultural region in Eastern Norway. She makes an open omelet with broccoli, cheese and horseradish. Tina also prepares a chicken with parsnip and herb dumplings, and for a very special main course, she makes glazed pigeon breast.

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Skåne: Topping Off at the Tip
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#13 - Skåne: Topping Off at the Tip

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/24/2005

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.

Grain for Food
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#14 - Grain for Food

Season 15 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/27/2019

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Flavors of the Eternal Forest
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1 votes

#15 - Flavors of the Eternal Forest

Season 15 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/1/2019

Innovative and Old Fashioned
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1 votes

#16 - Innovative and Old Fashioned

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/26/2016

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.

Food for a Polar Expedition
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#17 - Food for a Polar Expedition

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/13/2015

A polar expedition is undertaken. Included: cooking king crab; and making hot chocolate at the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes.

A Traveller's Bite
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1 votes

#18 - A Traveller's Bite

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/8/2015

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.

Mountain Riches
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#19 - Mountain Riches

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/5/2014

Tina is back in the heart of Norway, in the mountain region of Valdres. She makes fried fudge cheese with cloudberries and parsley, and as the main dish, she prepares creamy chanterelles with cured mutton and lingonberries. For dessert, Tina makes a thick pancake with cognac raisins.

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An Edible Park
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#20 - An Edible Park

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/31/2014

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.

Secrets of the Baltic Sea
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#21 - Secrets of the Baltic Sea

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/18/2008

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.

Rich Farmland
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#22 - Rich Farmland

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/5/2012

Andreas visits the county of Hedmark in Eastern Norway. Hedmark is a region known for big farms and abundance of produce. Inspired by 19th-century recipes of Norway’s first cookbook writer, Andreas makes beef meatballs, sour cream porridge with air-cured ham and thick steaks served with mushroom ragu and potato gratin.

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Varmland: Christmas Buffet
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#23 - Varmland: Christmas Buffet

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/12/2005

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.

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

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/3/2003

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.

The Lofoten Cod
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1 votes

#25 - The Lofoten Cod

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/24/2003

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

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