Rick Stein's Food Stories

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Rick Stein's Food Stories

In the West Country, Rick meets an organic food pioneer, Britain's most famous female cheese maker, and chef Mark Hix, the master of simple British food. Then, he cooks his own vegetarian dishes.

Series 1
Food writer Gurdeep Loyal tours Rick around Leicester’s best Indian food, from a hidden gem of a food truck to Indian high tea. At home, Rick cooks a British favourite, chicken tikka masala.
In Yorkshire, Rick discovers the history of the yorkshire pudding and how best to make it. He visits the UK's biggest tofu factory and cooksdelicious veggie dishes at home.
Rick discovers the story of Italian food in Glasgow, as well as the best chocolate he’s ever had, made by an ex-car engineer. He makes profiteroles and a Stein family favourite, osso buco.
Off the coast of Kent, Rick catches his favourite fish, dover sole, then cooks it. He explores the history of fish and chips, harvests cherries and makes chocolate and cherry cupcakes.
London-based brewer Jaega Wise tries to turn Rick into a craft beer fan by putting some in a sauce for John Dory. Later, Rick enjoys borscht at a Ukrainian restaurant and brings back chicken kyiv.
London epitomises the international UK food scene. Here, Rick discovers how Chinese dim sum and Italian mozzarella are made, before tucking into a full English breakfast with Stuart Maconie.
Halfway through his UK food tour, Rick visits a Suffolk bakery making artisan sourdough. He meets an old friend who sells fresh fish on the beach, and back at home, he has a go at making sushi!
Rick eats the ultimate jerk chicken in Bristol and witnesses the healing power of food at a café staffed by victims of modern slavery. He makes a modern UK favourite, the burrito.
In Wales, Rick meets the farmer dodging old WWII bombs to raise salt marsh lamb, goes night-fishing on the River Tywi, tries rhubarb pizza and demonstrates how to smoke sea trout.
Rick immerses himself in north west England's food traditions at Britain’s best market, enjoys memories of Manchester’s music scene, and cooks an old favourite: liver, bacon and onions.
In Northern Ireland, Rick has Filipino-style Sunday lunch and meets a ‘no waste’ chef turning an unpopular fish into a stunning dish. At home, he cooks beef and Guinness pie.
Rick meets inventor James Dyson on his futuristic Lincolnshire farm, where robots help grow strawberries all year round. With some superb local sausages, he makes bangers and mash.
In Argyll, Rick meets a Michelin Green Star-winning chef who cooks local and foraged ingredients. He catches langoustine with a teacher-turned-fisherwoman and makes tattie scones.
In the Lake District, Rick shares mutton hot pot with sheep farmer and author James Rebanks. He meets an intrepid shrimp fisherman and is joined by his son Jack to cook his mum’s shepherd’s pie.