Rick Stein’s Cornwall

In this new series Rick Stein reveals the Cornwall that he knows and loves: a unique part of the British isles with a strong sense of identity and a history rooted in its Celtic past.
With his famous natural inquisitiveness, Rick shares the road less travelled – championing the food, history, music, art and culture of the county many locals argue should be a country in its own right.

Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 40

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 40

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 40: Rick drops in on the fishing port of Boscastle and finds a fabulous seafood restaurant in a building that once housed rockets used to fire safety ropes out to sinking ships. A trip to Cornwall’s only dedicated organic mushroom farm inspires him to cook a stir-fry with lion’s mane mushrooms, which are said to regrow …

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 39

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 39

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 39: Rick’s idea of bliss is to spend an afternoon scaling and gutting a freshly caught sea bass before using it to make a simple yet delectable dish which ranks amongst his absolute favourites – steamed sea bass with garlic, ginger and spring onions.         He travels to the far west of Cornwall …

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 38

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 38

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 38: Rick delves into the stories of those who worked in Cornwall’s mines, from the men who laboured in extreme heat a full hour’s journey beneath the earth’s surface to the young women known as ‘bal maidens’, who earned their living breaking rocks with heavy sledgehammers.         In the heart of mining country, …

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 33

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 33

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 33: Rick visits Europe’s largest tea plantation beside the River Fal in Cornwall, where conditions are just right for the perfect cuppa. He indulges in his greatest pleasure, afternoon tea, with a freshly baked fruited tea loaf and some plum compote. Afterwards, he takes a day trip to Penzance and an invigorating dip in the UK’s …

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 32

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 32

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 32: Rick meets the author of The Salt Path, Raynor Winn, and her husband Moth in the ancient apple orchard where she and Moth make delicious cider, filtered through straw, in the way it was a hundred years ago. Inspired, Rick cooks a chicken, leek and cider gratin for his old friend John Harris, head gardener …

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 31

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 31

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 31: Rick returns to Cornwall in the spot where his passion for seafood began, at the exposed rock pools below his parents’ old house on the Cornish Atlantic coast. With his freshly foraged mussels, Rick heads home to Padstow, where he rustles up a delicious seafood omelette for breakfast.       On Bodmin Moor, he …

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 30

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 30

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 30: In the final episode, Rick visits the Rame Peninsula. Far from the traditional tourist track, this part of Cornwall is famed for its cliffs and beaches. Rick also meets a beachcomber who has found some remarkable objects washed up on the shore. In mining country, Rick explores the history of the Cornish pasty and shows …

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