Rick Stein's Cornwall

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Rick Stein's Cornwall

Rick visits the Rame Peninsula, which is far from the traditional tourist track and known for its beaches and cliffs, and also explores the history of the Cornish pasty.

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Series 2
Rick learns about a time when the Cornish were taken as slaves by pirates, joins one of the last fishing boats in St Mawes, and meets two mackerel-cooking entrepreneur chefs.
Rick visits a mausoleum with a macabre story on the River Tamar, meets chef Emily Scott to taste the meal that she cooked for American president Joe Biden, and takes to the waves.
Rick discovers how the Cornish landscape influenced Turner, joins an auctioneer at Newlyn Fish Market, and learns about Caerhays Castle's link to Victorian plant hunters.
Rick joins a team diving for razor clams, makes a dish of grilled shangurro clams, visits Newlyn's ordnance datum and is shown beautiful copperwork at the Penlee Museum.
Rick goes on a tour around the beautiful Camel Estuary, visits his long-time fish supplier Matthew Stevens, and examines the impact of second home ownership on Cornwall.
Rick learns how Cornwall was at the heart of British Empire communications and also meets William Golding's daughter to learn about the inspiration behind his novel Lord of the Flies.
Rick meets a man who is paid to eat 700 samples of cheese a week and then heads to Newlyn, which is the unlikely setting of one of Britain's most revolutionary art movements.
Rick heads from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly, where he learns about one of the Royal Navy's worst shipping disasters and meets a beekeeper trying to breed a native honeybee.
Cornish king crab is on the menu for Rick as he heads out of Newquay to catch and cook this tasty crustacean before heading to Bodmin Moor to meet explorer Robin Hanbury.
Rick roams the dramatic north Cornish coast to tell the story of Thomas Hardy - one of Britain's best-loved writers - and his little-known love affair with a Cornishwoman.
Cornwall has more than its fair share of folk tales; Rick recounts perhaps the most famous of them, the tale of the Mermaid of Zennor, near Land's End in this episode.
Rick meets Springwatch presenter and biologist Gillian Burke, who takes him on a walk through a rare habitat called an Atlantic temperate rainforest on the banks of the Helford River.
Rick takes a trip back in time to his early days running a nightclub in Padstow before making the ultimate fish pie with some deliciously plump pollock.
Series 3
Rick spends a surreal afternoon watching a German film crew at work on a Cornish romance and discovers a brain-boosting mushroom, which he promptly puts in a stir-fry.
On the trail of the 'greatest Second World War poet', Charles Causley, Rick catches up with best-selling author Patrick Gale before heading home to whip up his favourite sea bass dish.
Rick finds out about the back-breaking work done by women in Cornwall’s mines, gets a little merry on botanical spirits, and adds a cheeky nip to his yummy clementine trifle.
Rick enjoys one of the world’s most scenic ferry crossings, rustles up a tasty vegetarian tart, and investigates the Cornish influence on Oscar-winning composer Malcolm Arnold.
Rick visits a deer farm near Bodmin Moor, makes a stunning but simple Venison Wellington and, over a pint with comedian Jonny Cowling, defines the Cornish sense of humour.
Rick goes fishing under sail for his favourite oysters, makes a delicious fish soup and discovers the all-but-forgotten story of Cornwall’s ancient capital, Lostwithiel.
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