Tasting the blues

Following on from Floyd here is the much more reserved Rick Stein who goes on a sojourn through the Mississippi Delta. It was Floyd who gave Rick his television break and I notice that Dave Prichard who Floyd “directed” (Prichard was ostensibly the director), directs Stein here.

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