Rick Stein embarks on a series of weekend culinary adventures in search of good food, lovely wine and brilliant recipes. On his adventures Rick discovers Bordeaux, Berlin, Reykjavik, Vienna, Bologna, Copenhagen, Cadiz, Lisbon, Thessaloniki and Palermo.
In his book, Rick Stein’s Long Weekends, Rick inspires in two ways, as a travel guide, to go out and discover these wonderful places yourself but equally why not make time to have a long weekend at home to cook for family and friends. The recipes are divided by day of the weekend – quick and easy for a Friday night supper- Mussels with Bayonne ham to Danish Fish Frikadeller with remoulade; substantial Saturday brunches and lunches – Huevos a la Flamenca to Constantinople artichoke stew; some substantial Saturday evening entertaining including- Halibut Soup with cream, apple and dill to Cote de Boeuf and Meringue with zabaglione semi fredo, followed by Sunday lunch and dinners- Squid Souvlaki and Navarin of lamb. And no weekend would be complete without some coffee and teatime treats – Pateis de nata to Berliner Doughnuts.