About Andreas Viestad

Andreas Viestad is an expert in Nordic cooking and culture and host of the internationally broadcasted television show New Scandinavian Cooking. His recipes have been published in several magazines, including Gourmet, Vanity Fair, and Vogue.  Viestad opened St. Lars, a restaurant focused on produce and inventive cooking techniques, in Oslo in 2010.

Persian Rice Pilaf Recipe

Persian Rice Pilaf

Basmati rice is first cooked, mixed with apricots, onion, saffron, cinnamon, and then fried to get a nice crust. Pomegranate seeds give color and sassiness.

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Baked Almond Custard with Cinnamon and Raisins Recipe

Baked Almond Custard with Cinnamon

Hailing from Egypt, this cinnamon-tinged custard is speckled with almonds and pistachios and sits on a raft of puff pastry. Elegant and surprisingly easy.

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Beet Soup with Goose Stock Recipe

Beet Soup with Goose Stock

This is a high north version of the Russian soup, borscht. Goose or turkey stock tempers the sweetness of the beets, as do the chili powder and lemon juice.

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