Rick Stein's passion for using good quality local produce and his talent for creating delicious flavour combinations in his
books and restaurants have won him a host of awards, accolades and fans. As well as presenting a number of television series,
he has published many best-selling cookery books, including Mediterranean Escapes, Coast to Coast, Far Eastern Odyssey and
Rick Stein's Spain.
Rick is a firm supporter of sustainable farming and fishing techniques, which he strives
to maintain in Padstow, Cornwall, where he runs four acclaimed restaurants and a seafood cookery school, as well as a delicatessen
and patisserie. In 2003 Rick was awarded an OBE for services to West Country tourism. He divides his time between Padstow
and Australia, where he opened a restaurant, Rick Stein at Bannister's, in 2009.