• Jack Stein stars in Born to Cook: Jack Stein Down Under, premiering 28 June on Food Network (Jack Stein: Born to Cook Down Under)
The charming British chef has taken charge of the nine restaurants under the Stein umbrella of his celebrity father Rick. Join him on countless Aussie adventures!
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7 Jun 2017 - 4:45 PM  UPDATED 10 Nov 2017 - 9:33 AM

Born to Cook: A bit about Jack

Born in Cornwall, Jack is the middle son of his famous foodie father Rick. His passion for food began early, influenced by family holidays exploring different cuisines. Starting as a kitchen porter during the school holidays in The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow before moving to front of house, the hospitality industry remained a huge part of Jack’s life. After studying, he returned to The Seafood Restaurant as commis chef before taking the position of sous chef at Rick Stein’s Café two years later. In 2013 Jack was promoted to the role of executive chef, overseeing the company’s nine restaurants, pub, cookery school and its brigade of over 100 chefs. 

In Born to Cook: Jack Stein Downunder, Jack, along with his dad Rick, works his way through WA’s South-West and the Southern Forrests region, meeting the producers at the helm of the foodie revolution defining the region. Join him on this adventure across the foodie mecca of Australia's South-West!

Episode 1: Abalone, Truffles & Cherries

Jack starts his journey aboard an abalone vessel before heading to Manjimup to train up some truffle dogs in the art of the hunt. He ends the day with an picturesque stroll through a cherry orchard, attempting to bond with the workers.

Recipes from the episode:

Abalone with yuzu butter
Chocolate pave with cherries

Abalone with yuzu butter

Episode 2: Crabs, Figs & Marron

Jack heads to the inlet in Augusta to meet with weathered fisherman, Mick. After a quick surf with pro surfer Taj Burrow, he heads to Phil and Kay’s fig orchard where he learns about the history of figs in Australia and their women-only hire policy. He finishes the episode with an “unsuccessful” to say the least marron trapping trip.

Recipes from the episode:

Fig tart with brown butter anglaise

Marron with Pernod and dashi

Episode 3: Red Wine, Finger Limes & Capers

Jack heads to a winery where he blends his own Pinot Noir and enjoys a home-cooked lamb shank. He visits an elusive finger lime orchard to see the budding citrus caviar in Pemberton and learns the origins of the caper with Lara in Margaret River.

Recipes from the episode:

Lamb rack with pinot noir sauce
Ceviche of dhufish with finger limes

Lamb rack with pinot noir sauce

Episode 4: Pork, Venison & Gin

Jack visits Susan and Alan’s rare-breed pigs, taking a trip on board Allan’s “experimental” airplane. He visits Kylie and her father Graham who started the first venison farm in WA and ends with a trip to Limeburners in Margaret River, where Jack makes an “ode to the English Meadow” gin at Cameron’s Giniversity.

Recipes from the episode:

Pork belly with burnt lettuce and apple
Venison carpaccio

Born to Cook: Jack Stein Down Under airs Tuesdays, 8.30pm on Food Network. Visit our TV Guide to find out when episodes air or catch up on SBS On Demand.