Stefan Gates

Food writer Stefan Gates is obsessed with extraordinary food.

Stefan was discovered as a food presenter after his friend filmed him cooking strange things. His introduced the nation to gastronomic adventure in his first series, Full On Food. He also presented Good Food Channel's Food Uncut.

His book Gastronaut describes some of the bizarre foodstuffs that have fascinated him, from guinea pig to gold!

Books
Gastronaut, BBC Books, 2005
Cooking in the Danger Zone, BBC Books, 2007

Stefan Gates

Stefan Gates' Recipes



 
Biltong
Biltong

For a tasty nibble anytime, take time out to follow Stephan Gates's great recipe for air-dried beef - the South African way

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
4 hrs

Elderflower cordial
Elderflower cordial

Stefan Gates elderflower cordial uses a glut of freshly picked elderflowers to make a richly perfumed floral cordial that's bound to refresh you on a hot summer's day

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min

Space Dust Margarita
Space Dust Margarita on Market Kitchen

Stefan Gates finds a new, grown-up way to enjoy the mouth-tingling confection that he loved as a child

Avg user rating: 5 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
5 min

Jellyfish salad
Jellyfish salad on Market Kitchen

Stefan Gates prepares a quick and unusual salad with classic Asian flavours

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Homemade Irish cream
Homemade Irish cream on Market Kitchen

Stefan Gates shows you how to make your own version of the famous sweet and creamy coffee liqueur

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
5 min

Poached pigs head and trotters
Poached pigs head and trotters on Market Kitchen

There's been a recent revival in cooking offal, and in this recipe, Stefan Gates celebrates a rich British heritage with his classic dish

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



advanced

Total time
46 min

Stefans perfect cola
Stefans perfect cola on Market Kitchen

Make your own cola? Yes, it can be done. Get your scales out to try Stefan Gates' carefully gauged blend of ingredients

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min

Strawberry jam
Strawberry jam

Stefan Gates' simple recipe for strawberry jam is best made with super-fresh fruit. Make and keep for up to a year

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 30 min

Afghan pesto
Afghan pesto on Market Kitchen

Coriander and peanuts feature in Stefan Gates’ deliciously different version of the famous Italian herb paste

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Chocolate malted balls
Chocolate malted balls on Market Kitchen

Stefan Gates shows how to make malted chocolate treats as good as any you’d find at the cinema

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
30 min