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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.

Recipes:

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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Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast episode 3 Tunisia 10 Mar 2013 TV series and recipes

Series 1 Episode 3 Tunisia Monday 26 Nov 2012 at 9.00 pm More 4 

Yotam Ottolenghi presents Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast a new 4 part tv series on More 4 on Monday nights for four weeks. Jerusalem is Yotam’s latest cook book.

3/4. A visit to the enigmatic and amazing Tunisia, which is one of North Africa’s most popular holiday destinations. Our intrepid chef, Yotam seeks out fish, eats foods that include the local fiery harissa paste, and tastes spicy merguez sausages.

What about a hermit who runs a restaurant? Yotam visits this unusual out door restaurant with a view.

Recipes include a red mullet platter with a lemon and celery salad and a seafood pasta dish using fresh mussels, squid and luscious prawns, brik – a fried pastry snack containing soft egg and tuna, mackerel salad with olives, green beans and turmeric croutons, grilled peaches, juicy apricots and ripe figs, coated in scented yoghurt.

Later on Yotam helps cook chicken and sweet corn meatballs, served with a tangy lemon salsa at a Jewish restaurant serving Tunisian food.

Recipes and links:

  • Yotam’s Tunisia scrapbook
  • red mullet platter with a lemon and celery salad
  • seafood pasta dish using fresh mussels
  • squid and luscious prawns
  • brik – soft egg and tuna, mackerel salad with olives, green beans and turmeric croutons
  • grilled peaches, juicy apricots and ripe figs, coated in scented yoghurt
  • watch on 4oD

Next and final episode is Israel, Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast – read more.

Yotam’s latest book with Sami Tamimi – is called Jerusalem and explores the food of the city of Jerusalem. Yotam and Sami’s food is based on a shared home city of Jerusalem. Both were born there in the same year, Sami on the Arab east side and Yotam in the Jewish west. Nearly 30 years later they met in London, and discovered they shared a language, a history, and a love of great food.

      

 

Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast 1 Morocco TV series and recipe guides on Channel 4 Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi presents Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast a new 4 part tv series on More 4 on Monday nights for four weeks.

Update 2017:  Sweet Yotam Ottolenghi Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi

Mediterranean Feast is being shown again, starting on Channel 4  beginning 24 February 2013 at 7.00pm. Next episode 2 featuring Istanbul airs on 3 March 2013.

This captivating series visits, Morocco, Istanbul, Tunisia and Israel. Istanbul is amazing, but then so are all the countries visited by Yotam. The exquisite food, spices and flavours – amazing vegetables, so healthy and delicious.

To read about Yotam’s new cookbook, see Jerusalem.

Youtube trailer for Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast.

Ottolenghi’s travels included:

  1. Morocco
  2. Istanbul
  3. Tunisia
  4. Israel

Series 1 Episode 1 Morocco

1/4. Yotam’s journey starts in Morocco’s most vibrant city, Marrakech, where he discovers the secrets of the tagine and explores the delicious street food and dines at Jemaa El Fna square. Then he returns to his rooftop kitchen to create barbecued leg of lamb with almonds and an orange blossom sauce.

Recipes:

A favourite of Yotam’s The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert UK edition, for Canada The Food Of Morocco and in the USA The Food of Morocco

To read reviews of Yotam’s new cookbook, see Jerusalem and for Yotam’s previous vegetarian cookbook Plenty – Yotam Ottolenghi  A vegetarian cookbook also his first book  Ottolenghi: The Cookbook (all UK editions)

In the USA read reviews of Jerusalem: A CookbookPlenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook

In Canada read more:  Jerusalem: A CookbookPlenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes From London’s Ottolenghi and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook


Series 1 Episode 2 Istanbul   Repeats 3 March 2013 at 7.00pm Ch4

2/4. Chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s culinary journey next port of call is the amazing and vibrant Istanbul. Common practice is to fish from the Galata bridge – so Yotam tastes fish from the waters of the Bosphorus, shops for vegetables and samples street food.

The recipes he is inspired to create include: Turkish pizza topped with spicy beef, pine nuts and a crunchy salad baked in a traditional stone oven, and a casserole bursting with prawns, squid, tomatoes and cheese.

Yotam’s latest book with Sami Tamimi – is called Jerusalem and explores the food of the city of Jerusalem. Yotam and Sami’s food is based on a shared home city of Jerusalem. Both were born there in the same year, Sami on the Arab east side and Yotam in the Jewish west. Nearly 30 years later they met in London, and discovered they shared a language, a history, and a love of great food.

  • Yotam’s recipes
  • Lahmacun with spicy minced beef and salad topping
  • Baked seafood with tomatoes and Turkish cheese
  • Braised artichokes with freekeh grains and herbs
  • Turkish style vegetables with yoghurt and green chilli oil
  • Cinnamon rice pudding with cherry compote and pistachios
  • Baklava factory
  • Foodie restaurant Ciya Sofrasi
  • Fish restaurant Lokanta Maya
  • Restaurant Mavi Balik
  • Ovens Datli Maya

Read more and see recipe links for Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast episode 2 Istanbul 19 Nov 2012

 Series 1 Episode 3 Tunisia   Repeats 10 March 2013 at 7.00pm Ch4

3/4. A visit to the enigmatic and amazing Tunisia, which is one of North Africa’s most popular holiday destinations. Our intrepid chef, Yotam seeks out fish, eats foods that include the local fiery harissa paste, and tastes spicy merguez sausages.

So what about a hermit who runs a restaurant? We see the idyllic scene as Yotam visits this unusual out door restaurant with a view.

See scrapbook for the recipes which include:

  • a red mullet platter with a lemon and celery salad and
  • a seafood pasta dish using fresh mussels, squid and luscious prawns,
  • brik – a fried pastry snack containing soft egg and tuna, mackerel salad with olives, green beans and turmeric croutons,
  • grilled peaches, juicy apricots and ripe figs, coated in scented yoghurt

Yotam helps cook chicken and sweet corn meatballs, served with a tangy lemon salsa at a Jewish restaurant serving Tunisian food.

Recipes and links:

Series 1 Episode 4 Israel   Repeats 17 March 2013 at 7.00pm Ch4

4/4 The final fourth episode is Israel, Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast – read more

Back to his home,Yotam visits Israel. First stop is Tel Aviv, where seafood, hummus and shakshuka are explored.

Shakshka is where eggs are gently poached in a spicy sauce of tomatoes, onion and hot chili peppers. Wow!

Tel Aviv is a bright and busy city with a superb coastal location, Yotam visits the  morning fish market and then serves up grilled fish-cakes with a creamy beetroot and horseradish relish.

Pomegranates, olives are amongst Israel’s abundant fruit and vegetables, full of health and life giving nutrients. Yotam journeys to a farm to pick pomegranate and makes a tomato and pomegranate salad with pomegranate molasses and a fragrant garlic dressing.

Yotam goes back to basics to forage for ingredients in the hills of Jerusalem then returns to Tel Aviv to cook apple and sage pancakes and prepare an Israeli-style pizza made with Jerusalem cheese, herbs and fresh tomatoes.

Recipes:

  • How to make chicken shawarma
  • Fig and goat’s cheese tart
  • Beef shakshuka with smoked aubergine
  • Tomato and pomegranate salad
  • Herb and ginger fish cakes

Jerusalem captures the cuisine of the wondrous city of David – Jerusalem – read about the new book in this article.

      

Plenty – Yotam Ottolenghi A vegetarian cookbook

All three of Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbooks

 

Episode 5 recipes Mon 22 Oct 2012 Nigellissima – Instant Italian Inspiration:

Nigella LawsonNigellissima – Instant Italian Inspiration: 
Series 1 episode 5

Fifth programme, Monday 22 October 2012 at 8:30pm – 9pm on BBC2 and BBC HD  8:30pm

Nigellissima – An Italian Christmas Monday December 17 BBC2: 8.00 pm recipes


The book to accompany the series is Nigellissima  read reviews and book information.

To night Nigella creates more wonderful Italian food. She was apparently inspired by a scribbled note she once found in an old Italian kitchen and tonight Nigella creates her version of a classic light and sunny yoghurt pot cake.

Watch Nigella’s niece and nephew get involved in the kitchen to make a sausage meatball supper. For a girls’ night in Nigella run off a squid and prawns with marjoram and chilli special. Another new creation, tiramisini is a Nigella creation – a lighter, quicker version of traditional tiramisu.

To-night the fifth episode of six includes the following recipes:

Video clips:

Watch the fifth episode of Nigellissima -link available at 9.00pm Monday.

Prepare the ingredients for the recipes in the fifth episode of Nigellissima.

Would you like the opportunity to meet Nigella? Nigella will be signing copies of her book at stores throughout the UK.

You can view the recipes at BBC2 Nigellissima recipes.

Download the free Nigellissima app, see the new Nigella Lawson app.


Video clips from the BBC:

Nigella Lawson’s new book is Nigellissima  read reviews and book information and to purchase – offers on Nigellissima: Instant Italian Inspiration.

Typical recipes: Mail on Sunday from the new cookbook – Nigellissima: Mail on Sunday 9 September 2012 Nigellissima supplement pt 1.  Part One and New Part Two preview links below:

For the Kindle, Nigellissima on Kindle.

Links:

Episode guides:

Books and cookware:

Next week the sixth program, Monday 29 October 2012 at 8:30pm – 9pm on BBC2 and BBC HD  8:30pm.

For cooks in the USA
      

For Cooks in Canada
      


Ultimate Cookery Course 19 Cooking for Special Occasions

Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course: 19 Cooking for Special Occasions
100 recipes to stake your life on…

Home with Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking the TV series starts 14 October 13

Thursday 4 October 2012
Series 1 Episode 19 Cooking for Special Occasions (click for Channel 4 recipe scrapbook)
First rate meals for those special occasions.

To read about the new cook book see book details – Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course 100 recipes to stake your life on and to compare book costs and see where to buy Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course in the UK.

For book reviews in Canada – Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Cookery course

In the USA you can read American reviews at Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate cookery course USA and check out – Valentine’s Day in the Kitchen USA 

Series One – 19 Watch this episode on 4oD.

This evening: cooking for special occassions, see recipes at Gordon’s channel 4 scrapbook

recipes #91 – #95

Pork stuffed with manchego and membrillo

Chicken with garlic and chestnut stuffing

Stuffed sea bass

Billingsgate market with Roger Barton, shrimp, prawns and Langoustines.

Types of herbs, parsley, basil, tarragon….

How to peel and devein prawns

Selected cookware for the ultimate kitchen.

 

A really fine text to accompany the TV series – check out Gordon’s ultimate cooking course cook book, click image below for information:

Fish – particularly fresh is a must ….

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