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    Oslo, Norway’s capital and Andreas' hometown, set between the sea and the forest on the banks of the Oslo fjord. The city was founded in 1050 A.D., but the modern town did not take form until 400 years ago.
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    Episode 7: “A Midsummer Night’s Meal In the Fjords of Oslo”

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    Today, it is an affluent city even by European standards. And while it may not be the center of the universe, it does have some unique qualities. On a midsummer’s eve, the city really comes to life.

    Andreas’ Favorite Spots
    In this episode, Andreas takes you on a journey to some of his favorite spots in Oslo. You will see how Oslo has all the ingredients of any major capital. Nonetheless, its close connection to nature and wildlife is what really sets it apart. The Aker River and the many municipal parks throughout the city provide abundant opportunities to enjoy proximity to nature while still living in an urban area.

    The Essence of the Norwegian Summer
    During the summer, there is one national dish which signifies the essence of the Norwegian summer more than any other — the open-face shrimp sandwich. Andreas prepares a personal version of this popular snack by composing an Elegant Shrimp Sandwich, and a Shrimp Cocktail with a Tasty Twist.

    The Menu
    For the main meal, Andreas and a few of his friends venture out to the fjords of Oslo to celebrate the coming of summer. At the famous Hovedøya he creates a midsummer night’s meal: A Garlic and Ginger Marinated Steak. This dish reflects some of the ancient history of this island. The Vikings once lived here, and it has an old monastery with a plentiful and varied herb garden from early Christian times.

    The dessert is a laborious creation. Andreas makes handmade Almond Brittle Ice Cream with his good old hand-cranked ice-cream machine.

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  • Today, it is an affluent city even by European standards. And while it may not be the center of the universe, it does have some unique qualities. On a midsummer’s eve, the city really comes to life.

    Andreas’ Favorite Spots
    In this episode, Andreas takes you on a journey to some of his favorite spots in Oslo. You will see how Oslo has all the ingredients of any major capital. Nonetheless, its close connection to nature and wildlife is what really sets it apart. The Aker River and the many municipal parks throughout the city provide abundant opportunities to enjoy proximity to nature while still living in an urban area.

    The Essence of the Norwegian Summer
    During the summer, there is one national dish which signifies the essence of the Norwegian summer more than any other — the open-face shrimp sandwich. Andreas prepares a personal version of this popular snack by composing an Elegant Shrimp Sandwich, and a Shrimp Cocktail with a Tasty Twist.

    The Menu
    For the main meal, Andreas and a few of his friends venture out to the fjords of Oslo to celebrate the coming of summer. At the famous Hovedøya he creates a midsummer night’s meal: A Garlic and Ginger Marinated Steak. This dish reflects some of the ancient history of this island. The Vikings once lived here, and it has an old monastery with a plentiful and varied herb garden from early Christian times.

    The dessert is a laborious creation. Andreas makes handmade Almond Brittle Ice Cream with his good old hand-cranked ice-cream machine.

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