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Thessaloniki

Rick Stein's Long Weekends Episode 9 of 10

Rick's series of culinary city breaks continues with a trip to the north-eastern Greek city of Thessaloniki nestling on the northern shores of the Aegean Sea. The city is revered as the gourmet capital of Greece and birthplace to possibly the greatest warrior general that ever lived, Alexander.

Rick explores a city of many identities, a time warp of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman structures surprisingly teeming with a very young student population hungry for dishes that reflect the freshest of seafood, vibrant mezzes flavoured with cinnamon, paprika and saffron and sweet syrupy pastries. A true blend of west meeting east. Rick arrives just in time for harvesting peaches on land and mussels out at sea.

At home he cooks veal and aubergine stew after meeting the doyenne of Greek cooking Vafa Alexiadou.

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59 minutes

Last on

Tue 17 Jan 2017 19:00

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PresenterRick Stein
ProducerDavid Pritchard
DirectorDavid Pritchard
Production CompanyDenham Productions

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