Rick Stein's Food Heroes

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 5 - South East England

3.5 3 x
Rick samples whelks at a stall in Bognor Regis, cooks Britain's most popular dish, Steak and Kidney Pudding, explores the delights of a Sussex walled garden, and picks mulberries in Tiptree.

Season 1, Episode 4 - North West England

3.0 3 x
In the middle of the Foot and Mouth crisis, Rick heads North in search of one of his favourite British dishes - Lancashire Hotpot. He visits a wild boar farmer, a black pudding maker, and meets Ruth Kirkham, who has supplied her crumbly Lancashire Cheese to Rick's restaurant for nearly 20 years.

Season 1, Episode 3 - London, Midlands And East England

Expired 4.0 4 x
At London's Borough Market, which Rick Stein favourably compares with markets on the continent, he samples a superb eel pie and mash lunch at Manze's. He then heads for Leicestershire, to visit an organic, free-range goose farm and meet Britain's sole producer of Aylesbury ducks.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Southern England

Expired 4.0 3 x
Rick tries some garlic fudge at the Isle of Wight garlic festival. He is more impressed with a bacon buttie that he buys from a stall, and sets off to find its source. Pig farmer Stuart Pearce presents a wonderful philosophy for farming happy, healthy pigs.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Cornwall

Expired 4.0 4 x
Rick begins the series on home ground - Cornwall. Against a backdrop of stunning scenery, he samples clotted cream and saffron cakes and visits a specialist pasty shop at the Lizard peninsula to find out how to make the perfect traditional oggie.

Season 2 Episode 15

Expired 3.0 18 x
Rick visits his favourite local fish market at Looe in Cornwall, and he cooks John Dory with potatoes and mushrooms. In Northumberland, Rick cooks up pancakes with cheese, spinach, and ham. Rick looks back over some of the local heroes he has discovered during the series, and there is a special tribute to his dog Chalky.

Season 2 Episode 14

Expired 3.0 9 x
Rick watches as friend Bill Baker fishes on the Towy estuary and catches flounder. Rick cooks flounder with a ravigote sauce. Bill catches a sea trout and Rick cooks it marinated with dill and pernod.

Season 2 Episode 13

Expired 4.0 4 x
Rick and Chalky enjoy Irish hospitality, sampling herb celery around Strangford Lough, and monkfish and mussels in Southern Ireland. Fresh oysters and organic kale complete this Irish culinary tour.

Season 2 Episode 12

Expired 3.0 5 x
Samantha Petter’s family-run organic cobnut orchard near Sevenoaks in Kent provides vital ingredients for Sprats with a Cobnut Pesto.

Season 2 Episode 11

Expired 4.0 15 x
Rick and Chalky enjoy a Turkish barbecue in London's East End. After contributing Lamb Kotfas to the fare at the Mangal Okacbasi Turkish restaurant in Dalton, Rick moves on to Hackney Marshes, where he meets various allotmentholders and joins them for Sunday lunch.