Can Sean beat the record for the largest Cumberland sausage?
In this brand new series, former Coronation Street actor and award-winning cheese-maker Sean Wilson embarks on a culinary adventure to discover the heritage and phenomenal flavours of the North's favourite foods.
Along the way he meets the people who are keeping the region's traditional grub going and leaves his culinary comfort zone as he squares up against the best in the business to tackle some unusual challenges.
Sean starts his gastronomic travels in the beautiful coastal town of Whitby, where he joins local trawler men at work, bringing in the catch of the day. His challenge is to catch some fish and then cook it with chips and a side order of mushy peas. He is then judged by two award-winning fish and chip experts. Will his fish supper meet their exacting standards?
He then heads to Morpeth to take on the challenge of trying to convert a group of Northumberland
offal-haters with some stuffed lambs' hearts. This is a massive challenge, but Sean has a recipe in mind which he thinks will have them licking their lips – and their plates.
Sean then mobilises the residents of the West Yorkshire village of Denby Dale to help him make a 2.5 ton meat-and-potato pie. Denby Dale is world famous for its massive pies and the recipe Sean has chosen was last made for Queen Victoria's golden jubilee.
It is his biggest challenge to date and the pressure is on: the pie made for Queen Victoria went rotten before anyone had a chance to eat it!
Last stop on the first leg of Sean's northern road trip is Liverpool, where he talks tripe before serving up the forgotten delicacy to some unsuspecting shoppers. Can he convince them that tripe is tasty?