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Born on 4 January, 1947 in Oxfordshire, Rick Stein is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter, He owns a number of restaurants around Cornwall and is the co-owner of Rick Stein at Bannisters in Australia. He has written over 20 cookbooks and presented a number of successful TV shows.
Rick worked at a hotel as a chef when he was a teenager and after travelling he re-evaluated his priorities and earned an English degree from New College in Oxford in 1971. He moved to Padstow shortly after and opened a successful restaurant. Famous for his love of sea food, Rick's latest BBC series Long Weekends (where he visits major cities in Europe to try their delicacies) has been a huge hit.
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Here are Rick Stein's top 100 fish and seafood recipes from all over the world. From light meals and quick lunches, pasta, rice and noodle dishes as well food to share, there is a recipe for every level of skill and occasion. Rick Stein's passion for flavour and enthusiasm for food shine through his recipes and his unerring ability to reassure nervous cooks will make this fish cookbook an invaluable resource.
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From the mythical heart of Greece to the fruits of the Black Sea coast; from Croatian and Albanian flavours to the spices and aromas of Turkey and beyond - the cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean is a vibrant melting pot brimming with character. Accompanying the major BBC Two series, Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul includes over 100 spectacular recipes discovered by Rick during his travels in the region. The ultimate mezze spread of baba ghanoush, pide bread and keftedes. Mouthwatering garlic shrimps with soft polenta. Heavenly Dalmatian fresh fig tart. Packed with stunning photography of the food and locations, and filled with Rick's passion for fresh produce and authentic cooking, this is a stunning collection of inspiring recipes to evoke the magic of the Eastern Mediterranean at home.
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Whenever I hear the word curry, I'm filled with a longing for spicy hot food with the fragrance of cumin, cloves and cinnamon. I see deep red colours from lots of Kashmiri chillis, tinged with a suggestion of yellow from turmeric. I think of the tandoor oven, and slightly scorched naan shining with ghee and garlic. When Indians talk of their food, they talk about their life. To understand this country, you need to understand curry. What makes a good curry? Sensual spicy aromas or thick, creamy sauces? Rich, dark dals or crispy fried street snacks? Rick journeys through India to find the answer, searching this colourful, chaotic nation in search of the truths behind our love affair with its food. Chefs, home cooks and street vendors hold the key to unlocking the secrets of these complex and diverse flavours - and Rick's travels take him to the heart of both their long-held traditions and most modern techniques. He uncovers recipes for fragrant kormas, delicate spiced fish and slow-cooked biryanis, all the while gathering ideas and inspiration for his own take on that elusive dish - the perfect curry.
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'I've wanted to make a series in Spain for a long time. I love Spanish food, I've been going there since I was a young boy - but until quite recently I don't think people really took the food seriously. Thanks to a handful of really dedicated Spanish chefs and a growing enthusiasm for its rugged flavours, that has all begun to change. To me the underlying point of journeying to Spain would be to discover the 'duende' in the cooking. By that I mean a sense of soul, of authenticity. The word is normally used in flamenco but I think it could be equally applied to the art of Spanish cooking because to my mind, in really good food, there is a communication between the cook and diner that amounts to art.' (Rick Stein). In his beautifully designed and illustrated cookbook to accompany a major BBC2, 4-part series, Rick has selected over 140 recipes that capture the authentic taste of Spain today. Spain is a country that tantalises every sense with its colourful sights, evocative music, vibrant traditions and bold cookery. Spanish cooking has a rich history, with flavours reflecting a broad range of cultural influences. Rick samples his way through the specialties and hidden treats of each region, taking in the changing landscape from the mountainous northern regions through the Spanish plains to Mediterranean beaches. With over 100 location and recipe photographs, this is an essential book for food-lovers as well as a stunning culinary guide to a diverse country.
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'Deserves a place on everyone's kitchen shelf' - Sophie Grigson. Fish is becoming increasingly popular with the British who are learning to appreciate its enormous variety, versatility and its value as an essential part of a healthy diet. Drawing on culinary traditions from around the world, Rick Stein presents the special recipes he serves at his Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, and, by sharing the secrets of his most popular dishes, encourages us to cook seafood in new and exciting ways.
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Rick Stein's lifelong passion for cooking fish and shellfish has formed the foundation of his award-winning restaurants and taken him around the world, discovering innovative new recipes, exciting ingredients and the best preparation techniques. In this completely revised, updated and re-designed edition - including brand new recipes - of his classic Seafood, Rick offers comprehensive and inspirational how-to's for choosing, cooking and enjoying fish, shellfish and more. It includes a step-by-step guide to over 60 essential techniques to prepare all types of seafood: from poaching and salting fish to cleaning mussels and cooking lobster. Based on the methods taught at his Padstow seafood school, every step of Rick's advice is illustrated with full-colour photographs for perfect results. Over 120 recipes from across the world include light salads, delicious starters and spectacular main courses - from Monkfish Vindaloo and Rick's own version of Salt and Pepper Squid to deliciously simple classics like Grilled Sardines and Clams with Garlic and Nut Picada. Complete with tips on buying, storing and sourcing sustainable fish, Rick Stein's Fish and Shellfish is the essential companion for any fish-lover's kitchen.
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'All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.' Rick Stein's childhood in 1950s rural Oxfordshire and North Cornwall was idyllic. His parents were charming and gregarious, their five children much-loved and given freedom typical of the time. As he grew older, the holidays were filled with loud and lively parties in his parents' Cornish barn. But ever-present was the unpredicatible mood of his bipolar father, with Rick frequently the focus of his anger and sadness. When Rick was 18 his father killed himself. Emotionally adrift, Rick left for Australia, carrying a suitcase stamped with his father's initials. Manual labour in the outback followed by adventures in America and Mexico toughened up the naive public schoolboy, but at heart he was still lost and unsure what to do with his life. Eventually, Cornwall called him home. From the entrepreneurial days of his mobile disco, the Purple Tiger, to his first, unlikely unlikely nightclub where much of the time was spent breaking up drink-fuelled fights, Rick charts his personal journey in a way that is both wry and perceptive; engaging and witty. It is shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2013.
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Published to accompany Rick Stein's new five-part television series for BBC2, this new book starts where French Odyssey left off - at the mouth of the Rhone in the port of Marseilles. Reluctantly abandoning his idyllic canal boat, the Anjodi, Rick takes to the public ferry system which plies between the islands and coastlines of the Mediterranean. The book contains over 100 recipes divided by types of ingredient or types of dish - from mezze and tapas to calamari and couscous.Although Mediterranean food is always considered to be very healthy, by virtue of its ingredients, Rick will not shy from luxurious ice creams and sticky pastries and the book will also include basic recipes, accompaniments and sauces. He introduces the book with a diary of his gastronomic journey, recounting the many interesting characters and interesting dishes he discovered en route. Mediterranean food is first and foremost the simple cooking of simple ingredients so it translates extremely well into everyday dishes that cooks of all levels will enjoy making, and above all, eating.
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Over the years, through his television programmes and books, Rick Stein has done much to inform us about fish and to encourage us to cook it for ourselves, however, many of us still feel nervous about cooking it at home. "Rick Stein's Seafood", now available in paperback, brings together his knowledge and expertise, and includes 200 of his tried-and-tested recipes. It is divided into three separate sections: Techniques; Recipes and, finally, an A to Z of Fish. The techniques section covers all the main preparation and cooking methods for each type of fish (round, flat, shellfish etc), while the A-Z of fish is a comprehensive encyclopedia of fish and seafood - including US, Australian and European fish. The recipe section includes all the essential basic recipes, such as stocks, sauces, batters etc. Useful cross references link all sections. The hardback edition has been an international bestseller and was awarded the highly coveted James Beard Foundation Cookbook of the Year Award in 2005.
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Inspired by his gastronomic journey through the idyllic waterways of Southern France, "Rick Stein's French Odyssey" explores French culinary tradition - perfect for aspiring cooks everywhere. Beginning with a diary of his trip and then divided into 6 chapters, with classic recipes at the back, the book is illustrated throughout with stunning food and location shots. Rick' s culinary tour on an ancient barge takes him along the Canal du midi from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. His final destination is a little restaurant near Marseille where several years ago he had the best seafood lunch imaginable. Along the way he samples regional foods from country stew in Castelsarrasin to the Montaine Noire hams of Castelnaudary. Further south he stops over in the Languedoc wine region and samples local delicacies before heading towards Marseilles via the Canal du Rhone. With over 100 recipes, Rick's gastro-tour will motivate every reader to try French cooking again and again.
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Rick Stein's passion for fresh, well-sourced food has taken him from continent to continent, across magnificent shorelines and to the very best produce the coast has to offer. From Fresh grilled cod with shellfish in garlic butter at the tip of St Ives, to Cured red duck breasts with melon, soy and pickled ginger in Sydney Harbour, this collection of over 130 recipes evokes all the pleasure and flavour associated with the coast. Chapters are organised by region: healthy salads inspired by the Californian ocean, sumptuous starters fit for French cuisine, modern light lunches such as Japanese sashimi and Moroccan tagines, and main courses using fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, poultry and game from the most fertile coastal regions in the world.There are classic treats such as Toad-in-the-hole with porcini mushrooms and onion gravy, staple fish masterpieces such as Poached sea trout with sorrel hollandaise, and tasty favourites from your treasured holiday destinations: Seafood Paella, Goan Curry, Welsh Cawl and Clam Chowder. All this, plus a delicious range of puddings including Hot bread pudding with armagnac sauce, Lemon Possett and Poached pears with mulberries and mascarpone ice cream. With brand-new recipes and a fresh design, "Coast to Coast" contains Rick Stein's most popular dishes drawn from many years of travelling the culinary globe. Easy to follow and quick to inspire, this cookbook will bring all the flavour of the coast into the comfort of your own home.
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This charming gift book contains 12 of Rick Stein's favourite recipes for main courses, hand-picked by Rick from his entire recipe collection. From the chef famed for his championing of home-produced fresh ingredients, it is a selection of delicious and inspiring dishes. The pocket-sized books are simply bursting with delectable ideas and, at such a reasonable price, will make an irresistible gift or even a souvenir of a memorable meal at one of Rick's Padstow restaurants. Along with the other titles that complete the series, Starters and Puddings, all recipes are straightforward and accompanied by a full colour photograph so that everyone can enjoy the food of one of Britain's most respected and popular chefs.
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Having sold over 200,000 copies in hardback, Rick Stein's classic guide to the best of British seafood is now available in paperback. Rick (and Chalky his trusty dog) discover great dishes and small delicacies amongst the tidal estuaries, shingle banks and rocky shores of Britain. Rick travels from the bleak Suffolk coast - where fishermen scrape a living catching cod - to the wild, clear waters of Scotland's lochs bringing back an abundance of stories and imaginative, colourful recipes. The book is organised geographically with each chapter covering one of the regions featured in the series. Rick describes the fish-catching and fish-eating traditions of each area as well as details of the local life, legends and literature. He singles out local delicacies and includes six to eight recipes per chapter.
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Rick Stein, one of the UKs most popular and respected chefs, opens your eyes to the wealth of produce available on your doorstep with his book, Rick Stein's Food Heroes. Now available for the first time in paperback as well as hardback, this book is both an inspirational collection of recipes and a delightful celebration of British ingredients and those who create them. Rick has always encouraged us to think carefully about the food we eat, to seek out the best-quality ingredients and to cook them simply. In his accompanying TV series he travelled around Britain, searching out the best of all British produce, from bread to beer and lamb to cheese. The book contains over 100 recipes, including all those broadcast on BBC2. In addition to a host of brand new recipes (including Smoked Duck Breast Salad with New Potatoes and Fresh Raspberry Tart with Hazelnut and Coconut Pastry), Rick adds his own variations on traditional dishes, such as The Definitive Welsh Rarebit.
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