The people of Cornwall are proud of the fact that they do things differently, and the Christmas celebrations in this beautiful part of England have their own unique flavours and sounds. Home for a while from his world-wide travel adventures, Rick Stein has a chance to enjoy Christmas in his beloved adopted county.
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Christopher Richard “Rick” Stein, CBE (born 4 January 1947) is an English celebrity chef, restaurateur and television presenter. He is head chef and co-owner of “Rick Stein at Bannisters” at Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia, and owns four restaurants in Padstow, a fish and chip shop in Falmouth, and fish and chip shops in Porthleven and Newquay, all in Cornwall, England. He has written cookery books and presented television programmes.
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After graduating, he converted a mobile disco in Padstow, which he had run as a student, into a quayside nightclub with his friend, Johnny. It became known for its freeze-dried curries. However, the nightclub lost its licence and was closed down by the police, mainly due to frequent brawls with local fishermen. The pair still had a licence for a restaurant in another part of the building, so they continued with that to avert bankruptcy. Stein ran the kitchen using the experience he had gained as a commis chef. Eventually he converted it into a small harbour-side bistro, The Seafood Restaurant with his wife Jill in 1975. As of 2015, his business operates four restaurants, a bistro, a cafe, a seafood delicatessen, a patisserie shop, a gift shop and a cookery school. In 2007 threats against Stein's businesses were made by Cornish nationalists. His impact on the economy of Padstow is such that it has been nicknamed “Padstein”. In 2009 Stein made his first acquisition in the nearby village of St Merryn, 3.5 miles from Padstow, taking over the Cornish Arms public house on the village's outskirts, intending to keep it as a traditional Cornish pub. In October 2009, Stein and his fianceé, the publicist Sarah Burns, opened “Rick Stein at Bannisters” in Mollymook, on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Stein said at the time of opening, “Ever since a memorable weekend eating Pambula oysters and flathead in Merimbula in the sixties, I've had the image of the clean blue sea and sweet seafood of the South Coast fixed in my head so when I was introduced to Mollymook about six years ago I knew that one day I would open up a restaurant celebrating local fish and shellfish but keeping it really simple.” In November 2014, Stein and his partner Jill took over the lease of the former “Clay Quay” restaurant by Porthleven's harbour, renaming it “Rick Stein”. Stein has become a popular television presenter on food. After appearing on Keith Floyd's 1985 series Floyd On Fish as a guest chef, he was offered the chance to present his own series – like the “travelogue” style of cookery show pioneered by Floyd – on BBC television. His shows have included Rick Stein's Taste of the Sea, Fruits of the Sea, Seafood Odyssey, Fresh Food, Seafood Lovers' Guide, Food Heroes, French Odyssey, Mediterranean Escapes, Far Eastern Odyssey, Rick Stein's Spain and Rick Stein's India. In the last five series, he set out in search of the best in the region's foods. Until 2007, Stein was often accompanied by his Jack Russell terrier, Chalky. A book has accompanied each series, and his book English Seafood Cookery won the Glenfiddich Award for Food Book of the Year in 1989. Stein was awarded the OBE in the 2003 New Year Honours for services to tourism in Cornwall. He was awarded the CBE in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to the economy.
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