Having already become over-excited by Rick Stein's new (partly shown) television series Rick Stein's Long Weekends I was keen to see what other destinations Rick is going to later in the year when the series resumes. The new book to accompany the series has just been released and has already become number best seller on the Amazon Mediterranean Foods listing. Having seen the book I can certainly see why. With over a hundred recipes and some utterly gorgeous food and destination pictures I would say that it is one of Rick Stein's best books to date.
The recipes are all inspired by Rick's Long Weekend trips to Bordeaux, Berlin, Reykjavik, Vienna, Bologna, Copenhagen, Cadiz, Lisbon, Palermo and Thessalonika.
Rick describes them thus: These are recipes to cater for all your weekend meals. For a quick Friday night supper Icelandic breaded lamb chops will do the trick and Huevos a la Flamenca makes a tasty Saturday lunch. Viennese Tafelspitz is perfect for Sunday lunch and of course no weekend would be complete without Portuguese custard tart or Berliner Doughnuts for an afternoon treat.
Accompanied by beautiful photography of the food and locations and, complimented by Rick Stein's personal memories and travel tips for each city. Rick will inspire you to re-create the magic of a long weekend in your own home with his luscious recipes.
This book is so lovely I almost feel inspired to lick the pages of superb recipes and stunningly rich pictures.
Both hardback and Kindle versions can be ordered through the links on this blog post.