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Rick Stein Tastes the Blues

If the raw sound of the blues makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, you'll want to join Rick Stein on this pilgrimage to the Mississippi Delta.

Ever since the early 1960's, Rick Stein has been in love with the blues and years later he is fascinated by the dishes ingrained in its lyrics – fried chicken, turnip greens, catfish and black-eyed peas to name a few. In this travelogue that tells the story of the blues, Rick pays homage to the musicians who created this music and to the great soul food dishes of the Mississippi Delta that go hand in hand with the blues.

The chef charts how the culinary and musical traditions of the Mississippi Delta have intertwined throughout history, and learns about the people who live along the river's banks. He visits restaurants, bars and famous concert venues to trace the stories of the region's colonial past and the famous musicians who shaped the evolution of the blues.



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