Rick Stein to serve up Greek and Turkish food in new BBC2 series

Rick Stein to serve up Greek and Turkish food in new BBC2 series

By Ben Dowell

Tuesday 2 September 2014 at 05:11PM

He has done wonders evangelising the beauty of Indian and Spanish cooking, and now TV chef Rick Stein is turning his attention to the sometimes underrated cuisine of Greece and Turkey.

A new five-part series, Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul, will focus on food in the areas around the Aegean Sea and will air next year, RadioTimes.com can reveal. It follows on from Stein's hit series such as Rick Stein's Taste of the SeaFar Eastern OdysseyRick Stein's Spain and Rick Stein's India.

Stein told us: "People are a bit rude about Greek food but if you go into people's houses you find an absolute wealth of really good dishes – vegetable dishes in particular. They also do very nice filo pastry pies."

Stein is also preparing a programme about Australian food in which he plans to spread the word about the brilliance of sea urchins as food.

"There are loads of sea urchins in Australia but nobody eats them there,” he said. “They just send them off to Japan. But a sea urchin to me is a real delicacy."


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