Stefan is a food adventurer, TV presenter and writer who loves the extraordinary side of food and has won quite a few shiny awards. His fridge is generally packed full of edible insects, odds and ends of animals and bizarre vegetables. His most horrible cooking experience was collecting vicious, biting red ants for a nice insect salad whilst filming 'Can Eating Insects Save the World?' (BBC4) in Thailand (although they were actually very tasty indeed). The worst thing he has ever eaten is 'igunak' - 12-month old rotten walrus made by the Inuit in Arctic Canada.
He has written and presented 16 TV series (mostly for the BBC) including Food Factory (BBC1), Cooking in the Danger Zone (BBC2), Harvest (BBC2), Full On Food (BBC2), Feasts (BBC4) as well as many CBBC series for children including Incredible Edibles, Disaster Chefs and Gastronuts.
Stefan has written six books - Incredible Edibles, The Extraordinary Cookbook, Gastronaut, In the Danger Zone, 101 Dishes to Eat Before You Die and Stefan Gates on E Numbers. As well as writing and starring in his own series, Stefan appears regularly on dozens of programmes from Newsnight to Blue Peter, and he's a regular panellist on Five's The Wright Stuff Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and various radio shows.
Twitter Page @stefangates