The BEST Episodes of New Scandinavian Cooking
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2019
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.
#1 - The Provence of the North With Herbs all Over
Season 1 - Episode 10
Making schnapps with various herbs, dill-scented chicken, homemade ice cream with thyme and honey.
#2 - The Best Cheeseburger in the World In the Kingdom of the Trolls
Season 1 - Episode 12
Scandinavian pancakes, cheeseburger made of grouse, venison, pork and fois gras topped with Norwegian cheese.
#3 - A Modest but Generous Spud
Season 8 - Episode 8
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.
#4 - Back to The Roots
Season 10 - Episode 4
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.
#5 - A Journey to the North
Season 12 - Episode 4
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.
#6 - Alta: Royal White Halibut with Herbs and Viking Mythology
Season 1 - Episode 1
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.
#7 - The Lofoten Cod
Season 1 - Episode 4
Cod; truffles; potato-garlic purée; baked apples with vanilla bean and honey.
#8 - Food for Summer On the Norwegian Riviera
Season 1 - Episode 9
Scallop carpaccio; pepper-smoked scallops; raw oysters; mackerel salad; custard.
#9 - Faithful Friend
Season 2 - Episode 2
Red onion soup; port; cheese and bacalao stew; fish in Rio de Janeiro.
#10 - My Summer Paradise
Season 2 - Episode 4
Chanterelle sandwich with dill; steamed mussels; tart with berries.
#11 - King of the Ocean
Season 2 - Episode 10
King crab from the fjords; wild salmon; fresh asparagus/cucumber salad; lingonberries.
#12 - Skåne: Topping Off at the Tip
Season 3 - Episode 4
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.
#13 - Varmland: Christmas Buffet
Season 3 - Episode 11
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.
#14 - Nuclear Family Food
Season 4 - Episode 5
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.
#15 - Secrets of the Baltic Sea
Season 6 - Episode 7
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.
#16 - An Edible Park
Season 11 - Episode 5
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.
#17 - A Traveller's Bite
Season 12 - Episode 2
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.
#18 - Innovative and Old Fashioned
Season 13 - Episode 3
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.
#19 - Lappland: Ice Cold Cooking
Season 3 - Episode 7
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.
#20 - A World of Apples
Season 8 - Episode 9
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.
#21 - The Sweetest Cheese
Season 10 - Episode 2
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.
#22 - Deep Sea Harvest
Season 6 - Episode 13
In Jøsenfjorden, on the southwestern shore of Norway, host Tina Nordström visits a fish farm. There she prepares a delicacy, lemon-marinated white halibut with asparagus and serrano ham, and rhubarb and white chocolate mousse for desert. Afterwards she treats herself to a well-deserved pampering session at a local spa.
#23 - The Mother of Invention
Season 7 - Episode 3
Andreas travels to Norway’s Highland, in the area of Hallingdal, where the fight for survival has lead to the invention of many delicacies. Inspired by history, Andreas shows us how to make homemade yogurt and cream cheese, followed by quick gravlax and very slow, very tender lamb shanks with root vegetable puree.
#24 - Norwegian Versions of Classic Recipes
Season 12 - Episode 3
Norway's biggest national park and Gudbrands Valley are visited. Included: traditional recipes that are similar to classic Mexican, Italian and American dishes.
#25 - Food for a Polar Expedition
Season 12 - Episode 7
A polar expedition is undertaken. Included: cooking king crab; and making hot chocolate at the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes.