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Rick Stein - A Life in Food

Rick Stein Interviewed by Matthew Stadlen

Saturday, 24 March 2018

2:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£8 - £20

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Celebrity chef and television presenter Rick Stein talks about his life and work.

Stein is one of the best known chefs of the last 30 years. He famously settled in Padstow, Cornwall, after graduating with an English degree from New College, Oxford, and eventually opened the seafood restaurant that made his name. After an appearance on one of Keith Floyd’s cookery shows, he went on to present a string of his own shows that mostly feature him travelling to various parts of the world and mixing travel with cookery. The shows have been accompanied by bestselling books including Rick Stein’s Taste of the Sea, Food Heroes, French Odyssey, Rick Stein’s Spain and Rick Stein’s India. In his autobiography Under a Mackerel Sky, he describes being brought up in rural Oxfordshire, the suicide of his father when Rick was 18, his subsequent drifting and his eventual discovery of home and career in Padstow.

Stein’s latest book is Rick Stein: the Road to Mexico, in which he captures the essence of the food of California and Mexico. The book ties in with his current BBC2 series, inspired by a journey he first made in the 1960s.

Here he talks to journalist and LBC radio presenter Matthew Stadlen, a former BBC producer who is a regular interviewer for the Daily Telegraph and has interviewed for the BBC.

Supported by allmanhall.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine