Starters is one of three titles from Rick s delightful new series of beautifully designed gift books. Rick has hand picked 12 of his favourite recipes for Starters from his entire collection to appear in this charming gift book. From the chef famed for his championing of home-produced fresh ingredients, it is a selection of delicious and inspiring dishes. These pocket-sized books are simply bursting with delectable ideas and, at such a reasonable price, will make an irresistible gift or even a souvenir of a memorable meal at one of his restaurants. Along with the other titles that complete the series, Main Courses and Puddings, all recipes are straightforward and accompanied by a full colour photograph so that everyone can enjoy the food of one of Britain s most respected and popular chefs.
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 French Odyssey, Coast to Coast, Far Eastern Odyssey, Rick Stein's Spain and Rick Stein's India.
Rick has always believed in showcasing local seafood and farm produce in his four restaurants in Padstow, Cornwall, where he also has a seafood cookery school, food shops and a pub in the nearby village of St Merryn. In 2003 Rick was awarded an OBE for services to West Country tourism. He divides his time between Padstow and Australia, where he also has a seafood restaurant by the sea in Mollymook, NSW.