Rick Stein is the nation's leading seafood chef. His restaurants in Padstow, Cornwall are legendary and his numerous TV series and books have seen his uncomplicated cooking methods, wonderfully flavoured dishes and infectious enthusiasm convert thousands to the delights of seafood. Visiting the great coastal, culinary centres of the world: Rick Stein's quest is to discover the most exhilarating, unusual and delicious seafood dishes. Ever the enthusiast, we find Rick relishing the vibrant fish market of Naples and the Spanish seafood festival in Galicia. He introduces us to some mouth-watering local delicacies - from blue-swimmer crab cakes in Maryland - to North Sea cod with cabbage and beer in Suffolk. The spicy, vibrant flavours of the Far East are brought vividly to life when Rick savours the fresh spices, succulent seafood and minimal cooking of Goa and the amazing street cuisine of Thailand. Back in his own kitchen, Rick demonstrates how easy it is to bring these skills and flavours to your own cooking, creating a range of exciting, straightforward and delicious seafood recipes.