Rick Stein embarks on a new gastronomic road trip from Venice to Istanbul through the countries of the former Byzantine Empire – a melting pot of east and west.

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Turkish cuisine

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.7

Rick’s road trip reaches a conclusion as he arrives in Istanbul, just in time for the bluefish season, which allows him the chance to enjoy a fishing expedition on the Bosphorus, one of the world's most strategic waterways, which divides the city into two continents.     Rick also cooks two much-loved local dishes - lavish kofte kebabs with pistachios, and kapuska, a hearty traditional Turkish cuisine stew from the Black Sea region, whose name is derived from the Russian…

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Venice to Istanbul

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.6

The chef's gastronomic road trip from Venice to Istanbul through the countries of the former Byzantine Empire is nearing its end as he leaves southern Greece for the shores of western Turkey. On the Cesme Peninsula Rick enjoys creamy Armola cheese matured in goat skins, Urla's famous red wine and the ultimate Turkish breakfast.     He also cooks the country's iconic dish sultan's delight - a mouth-watering lamb stew on a bed of aubergine puree. On his return to…

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moussaka

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.5

Continuing his journey from Venice to Istanbul, Rick Stein arrives in the Greek Peloponnese and samples some memorable dishes and the best home-made moussaka he's ever had. Back in his Symi island kitchen he cooks Galaktoboureko, Greece's all-time favourite dessert.     Rick Stein embarks on a new gastronomic road trip from Venice to Istanbul through the countries of the former Byzantine Empire - a melting pot of East and West.

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traditional dishes

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.4

Rick's gastronomic road trip brings him to northern Greece where he enjoys traditional dishes including veal stiffado and kotopita - which Rick declares to be the best chicken pie he has ever tasted. In the coastal city of Preveza he goes out prawn fishing and follows in the footsteps of poet Lord Byron visiting Messolonghi, a city where seafood is a highly regarded commodity.     Rick also rolls up his own sleeves to cook his favourite Greek dishes of…

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Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul ep.2

Rick Stein embarks on a new gastronomic road trip from Venice to Istanbul through the countries of the former Byzantine Empire - a melting pot of east and west.     The chef continues his gastronomic road trip from Venice to Istanbul taking in the countries of the former Byzantine Empire - a renowned melting pot of East and West. This instalment finds the gastronome in the city of Ravenna, where he discovers Piadinas, a thin Italian flatbread street food…

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