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4.0 out of 5 stars
Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escape, 16 Aug. 2010
I was firstly given the book as a birthday present and subsequently bought the DVD which accompanied the TV series. I have thoroughly enjoyed both and would encourage other purchasers to buy both too. Whilst ostensibly a cookery programme it is much more than that. It is a rich tour of several Mediterranean countries showing the country and culture of each. It concentrates on family life and every day family recipes which the locals eat and enjoy away from the touristy trails. This,to me is first class and what I wanted to see. The DVD is interspersed with Rick's own variations of some of the recipes as not all the produce is available in the UK. The DVD Is a relaxing and very enjoyable way of following the recipes in the accompanying book. I found much inspiration to try new dishes and I would thoroughly recommend this to everyone.