We’ve hit up some amazing locations as part of Nordic Cookery – preparing food on snowy mountains, going out to remote islands, taking helicopter tours over the North Atlantic… but the episode we have shot in Røros, Norway was a first for Nordic Cookery. Røros is a Norwegian town built on the back of the rich copper mines in the area, mined since the mid-17th century. Although they are not being mined anymore, Tareq and our crew managed to go down, meters below, and cook a recipe as part of this new episode. Røros has got it figured out when it comes to local, organic food – a collective of food producers are renowned across Norway, with Michelin-starred chefs in Oslo swearing by products from this area. For more of Tareq’s delicious journey around Røros, click on the “Episodes” link above.
Vimmerby Archives - Tareq Taylor's Nordic Cookery
Vimmerby in Sweden is traditionally known as the birthplace of Astrid Lindgren – the much loved children’s book author who created Pippi Longstocking, among others. Tareq and the crew headed out to Vimmerby last week for another Season 2 episode to see what else the village and the surrounding area has to offer. Starting with Lindgren’s beloved characters, a visit to a theme park dedicated to her work serves only local, traditional food – no junk or sugary things allowed here. Tareq meets a renowned pizza chef and makes his own pies using whatever he finds in the forest, and he also gets to feed an elk – not something for the faint hearted. Look at the “Episodes” button at the top of this page to find out more about what Tareq got up to.