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Oct 17, 2013 08:43 PM

Which Cooking Show?

Which cooking show was it that had an older gentleman (from England, Ireland or somewhere with a similar accent) who would cook a lot of seafood dishes? Afterwards he'd stroll on the beach and would each clams, muscles or whatever he found right off the beach. He'd actually pick it up, pry it open and eat it? Thanks! :)

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    1. re: LotusRapper

      Thank you so much for the link/s! Now THIS is what a 'cooking show' ought to be!
      "Let's see, I'm in the mood to watch a really excellent cooking show. Will it be Rick Stein or the DDD 'bleach blond.?

        1. re: WNYamateur

          It was also carried on some US PBS channels. I have the cookbook from that series and the book was published in 1997. So it was probably on the BBC about that time and then re-broadcast in other markets a couple of years later.

        2. re: LotusRapper

          Back in the days when Rick Stein was doing Fruits of the Sea, I'm not sure whether he would fit the OP's "older". Although, perhaps he would - I may have a different age perspective than the OP.

          The other option may be Keith Floyd.

          They would be the British options. I cant recall seeing any Irish seafood programmes here but there may have been something that wasnt sold to us.

          I like the idea that someone might think my north west England accent is "similar" to Irish. :-)

          1. re: Harters

            IIRC Keith didn't focus on seafoods (plus he's dead, but OP didn't specify what timeframe) as much as Rick.

            I watched Rick as his show was sometimes shown on CBC and/or other local Canadian channels.

            I DO miss watching Two Fat Ladies and that other female royalty of BBC cooking (set in beautiful estate with fantastic camera work and stunning gardens in the background) whom I'm having a total mental block trying to remember her name !

              1. re: LotusRapper

                Delia has had more of an impact on British home cooking than anyone else. No-one else has been responsible for shops running out of particular ingredients or equipment simply because she mentioned them in a programme.

                And, unlike Delia, I doubt whether Jamie, Nigella, Gordon or Rick will be getting their names in a dictionary any time soon.

                I think she has pretty much retired from TV work now and her more recent books seem to be reworkings of earlier ones. I reckon it's difficult to over-estimate the significance of her influence.

                1. re: Harters

                  In article: "Doing a Delia". LOL !

                  1. re: LotusRapper

                    Oh, yeah. You go back a few years and you've gone for dinner at friends. The meal is lovely and you ask about the recipe. "It's one of Delia's".

        3. There's that Norwegian guy on a boat...,