A POPULAR chef is heading on a UK tour to share his favourite memories of his career spanning nearly 50 years - and tickets are still available for the Basingstoke show.

Rick Stein will be at The Anvil with his show An Evening with Rick Stein on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

The show will see the culinary legend dish up his favourite memories from nearly 50 years of gastronomic experience.

Basingstoke Gazette: Rick Stein will be at The Anvil in Basingstoke with his show An Evening with Rick Stein next year

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Rick previously said: “Touring the country with a show sounds really grown up, like being in a band on tour - ‘Oh it’s Liverpool, it must be Saturday’, sort of thing.  I’ve discovered of late that I love talking about my life to a live audience.

"I’ve got lots of stories which people seem to really enjoy: like why my nightclub got closed down in the 70s, what was Keith Floyd really like, what the Dalai Lama knew about cooking and why a pint at 5.29pm is so important.”

Delving deep into his lifelong love affair with cooking, this new live stage show will explore his unwavering devotion to the brilliance of great British produce.

Revelations from the kitchen, musical delights, poetic interludes and stories of global adventures are all on the menu.

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As a self-taught chef, his story is one of perseverance and passion. From humble beginnings to the pinnacle of culinary success - with over 25 cookery books, 30 television programmes including 12 cookery series, 10 restaurants and several hotels - Rick is one of the country’s most well-known and best-loved chefs.

An Evening with Rick Stein will explore his career, how he established his thriving restaurant business with no prior experience and his journey to becoming a national institution.

To book tickets visit anvilarts.org.uk.