New Scandinavian Cooking
Shot entirely on location in Norway, this culinary travel series offers a rich visual tour of Nordic cuisine, culture and history. Award-winning TV hosts, food journalists and cookbook authors Tina Nordstrom and Andreas Viestad treat viewers to an eye-opening voyage through their native country. In each episode, they make enticing dishes in stunning outdoor locations using locally sourced ingredients, including vegetables and grains from the rich agricultural farmlands, fresh fish from the sea and wild game from the vast forests of Scandinavia. The easily replicated recipes help viewers bring the aromas and tastes of Norway into their home kitchens.
Fisherman's Harbor (#507H) Duration: 26:54 STEREO TVG
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. For the main course, Tina serves a variety of smoked seafood, lightly heated over the grill. For dessert, she makes strawberries with crunchy breadcrumbs and mint-and-honey-flavored sour cream.
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 12:30pm
Hiker's Food (#508H) Duration: 27:06 STEREO TVG
In this episode, Tina visits Gamlestolen in the mountainous heartland of Norway. While there, she prepares baked trout with herbs wrapped in cured ham, grilled sirloin with vinegar butter and burnt lemon, and mutton sausages with mustard-marinated potatoes.
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 12:30pm email reminder
Bergen Food Renaissance (#509H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG
Andreas visits Bergen in Western Norway, where he meets up with local chef Christopher Haatuft to collect oysters and wild scallops. Then, he makes a trout tartar and a smoked trout dish, served with a bitter-sweet summer salad. Finally, Andreas prepares a trout burger with onion compote and coleslaw.
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 12:30pm email reminder
Mountain Riches (#510H) Duration: 26:57 STEREO TVG
Back in the mountain region of Valdres, Tina makes fried fudge cheese with cloudberries and parsley. As the main dish, she prepares creamy chanterelles with cured mutton and lingonberries. For dessert, Tina makes a thick pancake with Cognac raisins.
- KQED Life: Wed, Sep 24, 2014 -- 12:30pm email reminder
Farmer's Food (#511H) Duration: 26:57 STEREO TVG
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 the main course, she makes a glazed pigeon breast with vinegar pork belly and beets.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 -- 12:30pm email reminder
Drama on a Plate (#512H) Duration: 27:36 STEREO TVG
Andreas travels to the port town of Skien in Eastern Norway, the hometown of Norway's most important playwright, Henrik Ibsen. To honor this, Andreas uses recipes from the 19th century to make herring salad and a dessert made with buttermilk. For the main course, he goes hunting and prepares a tasty dish of wild duck cooked over an open fire and served with seasonal vegetables.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 8, 2014 -- 12:30pm email reminder
Tina's French Pantry (#513H) Duration: 27:02 STEREO TVG
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. To celebrate French cheese, Tina serves warm brie with grilled tomatoes, honey and lemon.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 15, 2014 -- 12:30pm email reminder