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Which Cooking Show?

Karen182 Oct 17, 2013 08:43 PM

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. LotusRapper RE: Karen182 Oct 17, 2013 09:56 PM

    Rick Stein's Fruits of the Sea ?



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      Puffin3 RE: LotusRapper Oct 18, 2013 08:22 AM

      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: LotusRapper
        WNYamateur RE: LotusRapper Oct 18, 2013 08:44 AM

        Was it ever broadcast? By whom?

        1. re: WNYamateur
          pamf RE: WNYamateur Oct 18, 2013 02:18 PM

          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
          Harters RE: LotusRapper Oct 18, 2013 08:45 AM

          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
            LotusRapper RE: Harters Oct 18, 2013 09:20 AM

            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
              LotusRapper RE: LotusRapper Oct 18, 2013 03:44 PM

              Delia Smith. My memory is back !

              1. re: LotusRapper
                Harters RE: LotusRapper Oct 19, 2013 02:45 AM

                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. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainm...

                And, unlike Delia, I doubt whether Jamie, Nigella, Gordon or Rick will be getting their names in a dictionary any time soon. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1688790...

                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.

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                  LotusRapper RE: Harters Oct 19, 2013 09:37 AM

                  In article: "Doing a Delia". LOL !

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                    Harters RE: LotusRapper Oct 19, 2013 02:03 PM

                    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. C. Hamster RE: Karen182 Oct 18, 2013 03:59 PM

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

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