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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 24

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 24

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 24: Rick is in Falmouth, discovering that far from being ‘that bit on the end of Britain’, Cornwall used to be at the very heart of the British Empire’s communication system and is still very much a working port today.



 

 

It was the seas around Cornwall that inspired author William Golding to write his famous novel Lord of the Flies, and his daughter Judy tells Rick how her father was horrified by what he witnessed during the war. And Rick gets to enjoy dishes prepared for him by an innovative young chef called Andy Tuck, who cooks everything over wood – forget your BBQ, this is cooking with fire on a whole new level.

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 24

 

Rick Stein

Christopher Richard “Rick” Stein, CBE (born 4 January 1947) is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter. Along with business partner (and first wife) Jill Stein he has run the Stein hotel and restaurant business in the UK. The business has a number of renowned restaurants, shops and hotels in Padstow along with other restaurants in Marlborough, Winchester and Barnes. He is also the head chef and a co-owner of “Rick Stein at Bannisters” at Mollymook and Port Stephens in Australia, with his second wife Sarah. He has written cookery books and presented television programmes.

After graduating, he converted a mobile disco in Padstow, which he had run as a student, into a quayside nightclub with his friend, Johnny. It became known for its freeze-dried curries. However, the nightclub lost its licence and was closed down by the police, mainly due to frequent brawls with local fishermen. The pair still had a licence for a restaurant in another part of the building, so they continued with that to avert bankruptcy.

Stein ran the kitchen using the experience he had gained as a commis chef. Eventually he converted it into a small harbour-side bistro, “The Seafood Restaurant”, with his first wife Jill in 1975. As of 2015, his business operates four restaurants, a bistro, a café, a seafood delicatessen, a pâtisserie shop, a gift shop and a cookery school. In 2007 threats against Stein’s businesses were made by Cornish nationalists. His impact on the economy of Padstow is such that it has been nicknamed “Padstein”.

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 24: Rick gets to enjoy dishes prepared for him by an innovative young chef called Andy Tuck

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