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How old is Rick Stein, where are the TV chef’s restaurants and what programmes has he hosted?

AN AWARD-WINNING restaurateur and cookbook writer with a TV career spanning over three decades, Rick Stein has earned his national treasure status. The veteran chef is gracing our screens once more…

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AN AWARD-WINNING restaurateur and cookbook writer with a TV career spanning over three decades, Rick Stein has earned his national treasure status.

The veteran chef is gracing our screens once more with his BBC show.

 Rick Stein has truly earned national treasure statusGetty – Contributor Rick Stein has truly earned national treasure status

Who is Rick Stein?

Rick Stein, who was born in Oxfordshire on January 4, 1947, has become one of the nation’s favourite celebrity chefs.

When he was a teenager, his father Eric tragically took his own life, after suffering from depression for years.

A distraught Rick quit his hotel management traineeship in London, where he gained his first experience as a chef, and travelled the world from New Zealand to Mexico.

Upon his return, he went to Oxford University, where he earned an English degree, before moving to Padstow.

Rick and his restaurants have now become so synonymous with the seaside Cornish town that it is nicknamed “Padstein”.

Initially, he ran a quayside nightclub with a friend, before eventually converting the building into his first eatery, The Seafood Restaurant, in 1975.

Several more restaurants have followed, as well more than 20 cookbooks as a TV career that has now spanned more than 30 years.

His establishments have won multiple awards, while Rick has earned a host of personal accolades, including being recognised with an OBE in 2003.

The 70-year-old chef has been married twice – first to Jill Newstead, with whom he had three children before separating in 2002, and now to Sarah, who has two kids of her own.

 Rick with Sarah Stein, his second wifeRex Features Rick with Sarah Stein, his second wife

Where are Rick Stein’s restaurants?

Rick owns four restaurants in Padstow – The Seafood Restaurant, which is now more than 40 years old, St Petroc’s Bistro, Rick Stein’s Café and Stein’s Fish & Chips.

His food empire spreads across Cornwall with another pair of fish and chip shops in Falmouth and Newquay, a pub in St Merryn and another restaurant in the village of Porthleven.

Outside the county, there are eateries bearing the Rick Stein name in Winchester, Poole, Marlborough and Barnes in London.

 Rick's Padstow restaurants have earned the Cornish town the nickname BBC Rick’s Padstow restaurants have earned the Cornish town the nickname “Padstein”

What TV shows has Rick Stein appeared on?

After starting out on legend Keith Floyd’s shows in the mid-1980s, Rick has become a TV star in his own right, even appearing on Who Do You Think You Are? in 2009.

His programmes tend to move away from the kitchen and feature the chef exploring the world and taking in a rich variety of cultures and cuisines.

 Rick travels the globe in his well-loved TV showsHandout Rick travels the globe in his well-loved TV shows

Rick’s latest effort The Road To Mexico is a loose follow-up to 2015’s From Venice to Istanbul, and sees him embarking on a culinary road trip from San Francisco to Oaxaca.

The show airs on Tuesday nights on BBC Two, and started on November 7 at 9.00pm, and has an accompanying book that was released earlier this year.

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