The chef’s gastronomic road trip from Venice to Istanbul through the countries of the former Byzantine Empire is nearing its end as he leaves southern Greece for the shores of western Turkey. On the Cesme Peninsula Rick enjoys creamy Armola cheese matured in goat skins, Urla’s famous red wine and the ultimate Turkish breakfast.
He also cooks the country’s iconic dish sultan’s delight – a mouth-watering lamb stew on a bed of aubergine puree. On his return to Blighty, he may find that fish and chips never seem the same again.
Rick Stein embarks on a new gastronomic road trip from Venice to Istanbul through the countries of the former Byzantine Empire – a melting pot of east and west.