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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 […]

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 22

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 22

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 22: Rick boards the ferry in Penzance to take him to the Isles of Scilly, a group of islands which were once part of Cornwall. Here, he finds out about the islands’ rich history, including one of the Royal Navy’s worst shipping disasters in which 1,500 men lost their lives.     In the world-famous gardens

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 20

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 20

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 20: Following in the footsteps of one of his literary heroes, Rick roams the dramatic north Cornish coast to tell the story of one of Britain’s best-loved writers, Thomas Hardy, and his little-known love affair with a Cornishwoman.     Another famous writer, Dylan Thomas, dubbed Rick’s next stop, Mousehole, as ‘the loveliest village in Britain’.

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 19

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 19

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 19: Cornwall has more than its fair share of folktales. Perhaps the most famous is found near Land’s End, where Rick recounts the tale of the Mermaid of Zennor.     A short distance away, Rick joins a small army of seaweed harvesters who are feeding an increasing appetite for a natural food more common in

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 18

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 18

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 18: Rick meets Springwatch presenter and biologist Gillian Burke, who takes Rick on a walk through a rare habitat called an Atlantic temperate rainforest on the banks of the Helford River. Rick also follows his passion for cured meats when he discovers a husband-and-wife team making premium Cornish salami. And at Tresillian House, he cooks up

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 16

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 16

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 16: Rick Stein takes a trip back in time to his early days running a nightclub in Padstow before a bracing dip in Bude’s stunning sea pool. Then Rick braves the notoriously wild Atlantic waters to learn about the ancient fishing method of handlining at Sennen Cove off Land’s End. The catch of the day is

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 15

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 15

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 15: As Rick’s Cornish odyssey comes to an end, he takes a city break in Truro, where he discovers an unusual ghost story and tours the magnificent cathedral.     Deep in the Cornish countryside is a family passionate about offal, who prepare Rick a delicious meal of pickled ox tongue and beef heart tacos. In

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 14

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 14

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 14: West Penwith is as far west as it is possible to go in mainland England. Rick explores its rich and diverse history, from Lamorna Cove, made famous through song and art, to the UNESCO-protected tin and copper mining area of Botallack, where Rick talks with a mining explorer.     With the Atlantic sea mist

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Rick Stein's Cornwall episode 13

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 13

Rick Stein’s Cornwall episode 13: Rick is at Tintagel in Cornwall, where he discovers that it was an important trading port with Europe and the birthplace of perhaps Britain’s greatest legend, the tale of King Arthur.     At Camborne, once the richest mining area in the world, Rick explores how the Methodist religious movement was so important to Cornwall,

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