Food Special: From ocean to Indian

Rick Stein has long been established as the doyen of seafood chefs, but his latest book finds him exploring the myriad flavours of Indian cuisine, writes Alex Meehan.

8th December, 2013
Rick Stein: You have to have something to kick you up the arse in life.' Picture: Barry Cronin

Most people would find the idea of discussing their family secrets in public an acutely uncomfortable experience, but not Rick Stein. The British chef is best known for his multiple TV series and books, as well as his award-winning seafood restaurant in Cornwall, but in his recently published autobiography, Memoirs Of A Mackerel Sky, he talks candidly about the effect that his father's suicide had on him when he was just 17.

''There is a lot...

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