Our weekly “We’ve Got Male” posts present a sometimes serious, but mainly light-hearted (and often tongue-in-cheek) look into what men really think. We’ve had the absolute privilege of interviewing some interesting, successful and very funny men here on Balance and at the end of their interviews Deborah threw them some curly questions and we’ve loved their replies … we think you will too! Today, Deborah asks Rick Stein if men really can have it all …
Rick Stein OBE is an English chef, restaurateur, cookery book author and television presenter. He has written over 20 cookery books, an autobiography and made over 30 programmes including 12 cookery series. He has also cooked for The Queen and Prince Philip, Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and French President, Jacques Chirac.
Rick is best known for a love of fresh seafood and made his name in the 90’s with his earliest books and television series based on his life as chef and owner of The Seafood Restaurant in the fishing port of Padstow on the North Coast of Cornwall which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015. As he said at the time “nothing is more exhilarating than fresh fish simply cooked.”
Since then he has expanded his horizons to cover numerous journeys over the world in search of great dishes, and also increased his business empire.
Rick and his wife Sarah are also the guiding lights of “Rick Stein at Bannisters” at Mollymook on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Rick said at the time of opening: “Ever since a memorable weekend eating Pambula oysters and flathead in Merimbula in the sixties, I’ve had the image of the clean blue sea and sweet seafood of the South Coast fixed in my head so when I was introduced to Mollymook about six years ago I knew that one day I would open up a restaurant celebrating local fish and shellfish but keeping it really simple.” Rick and Sarah also opened a bookshop in Padstow in March 2016 with Ron Johns. Rick Stein lives in Padstow and London with Sarah and her children Zach and Olivia.