Rick Stein’s India 1 Kolkata and Chennai BBC2

TV series and book, Rick Stein’s India.

Episode 1 Kolkata and Chennai

Rick Stein begin his search for the perfect curry.

As we all love a curry and there are so many varieties, Rick Stein sets us off on a road of adventure. Just the thought of a curry … ahhhhh….

So Indian street flood and different communities and those curries.

We start in Kolkata and find a British guide who takes Rick and us, on a visit to a number of street stalls, also a restaurant at the All Bengal Women’s Union which is a charity.

We search the curries of Bengal and Tamil Nadu, see the use of mustard and tamarind in fish dishes.

Remember to select the red button after the show to see Rick preparing vegetable curries.


More on BBC iplayer – Rick Stein’s India episode one


Read more and see reviews Rick Stein’s India UK (book  and review).

In the US Rick Stein’s India and in Canada Rick Stein’s India for review in Canada

Book background:

Want to discover the world of curries? Rick Stein’s India: The Search For The Perfect Curry is the new book and then a tv series due soon on BBC2.

Rick is intent on finding the perfect curry and seeks new dishes by going to India to seek out the curries we have never seen before.

For tv – Rick visits Calcutta, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Rajasthan and The Punjab.

A final tv episode sees a taste off in Bradford to see how folks react to Rick’s newfound recipes.

Rick Stein says: “No other food that I know gives the taste buds such a roller coaster ride long before you’ve even entered a restaurant. No wonder we, as a nation, have taken this amazing multi layered and multi-cultured food for our own. My gastronomic journey celebrates the best from the world of curry and dispenses with some of the myths – just the thought of flying to the Indian sub-continent to start filming is making my mouth water.”

Next episode 24 June 2013 Rick Stein’s India 2 Mumbai BBC2


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