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On a brisk winter day, host Andreas Viestad travels to Vestfold in Southern Norway at the peak of the brisling sardine season. Inspired by Scandinavian tradition, Andreas catches and then smokes the little fish.

A packed lunch is an important part of the Scandinavian food tradition and is taken just as seriously as dinner. In this episode, Andreas shares his favorite bread recipe, makes a healthy liver pate and creates a delicious honey crusted ham. In addition, Chef Esben Holmboe Bang from Maaemo, one of Oslo's best restaurants ,shares advice on making the most of Norway's wild herbs.

In this episode, Andreas visits the small community of Bulandet, a group of wind-blown islands in western Norway. He goes fishing after saithe, summer's most delicious fish. Andreas also gathers kelp, which becomes the base for a tasty stock. On a green pasture he grills some of a juicy and tender beef from a local farm. A simple yet rich dish served with wild herbs.

In today's episode, Andreas investigates the great variety of inland Norway, the most productive farmland in the country. The episode starts in the mountains, where he makes a dish flavored by the mountains: veal liver with mushrooms, heather honey and heather oil. In the local town bakery he uses yesterday's bread to make a toast-infused ice cream. For main course he serves a Norwegian pork roll, with apples, dill and fennel.

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.

In the fishing capital of Bergen, the wettest city in Norway, Andreas prepares local trout and re-creates the city's famous fish soup.

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