Rick Stein’s Food Heroes: Another Helping
If you are a “foodie”, then the world is your oyster (pardon the pun) at the moment. There is no end of cookery or food preparation programmes, yet they all have something slightly different to offer.
Rick Stein’s Food Heroes encourages us to examine the food that we eat and look for the best sources. He has written a vast number of books and won many awards for himself and for his restaurants and specialises in the cooking of fish.
In this series, Rick tours around Britain and Ireland in search of good sources and visits Southern Ireland for traditional Irish fare. The programme gave chance to take in the stunning scenary and learn something of Ireland. A favourite dish is corned beef and cabbage which was served on Easter Sunday in Ireland. Most people are more used to having fatty corned beef from a tin and mixed with potatoes and served as “hash”. However, traditional corned beef was a quite thick hunk of meat (usually brisket) with the corn being the process of curing the meat with salt, rather than the grain of corn.
We were also shown how to make Irish soda bread , something which Rick Stein was particularly excited about as he visited Cork. Like most good things, the recipe and procedure for making the bread had come about by accident as Ken Buggy made some for his guests. He was disturbed part-way through the process many years ago and forgotten how much of the ingredients has been added. His soda bread had now become a particular favourite. Rick Stein’s Food Heroes: Another Helping was quite a mouth watering experience.