Showing posts with label kitchen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kitchen. Show all posts

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.4 - Pudding

Celebrated chef Raymond Blanc invites the cameras into his kitchen to share his treasured cooking secrets. Filmed in the lively surroundings of his working Oxfordshire kitchen, this programme features a range of inspirational and achievable recipes for cooks of all abilities.


This episode is a treat for the taste buds as Raymond celebrates his passion for puddings, sweet and savoury. To kick off there is a French childhood favourite, riz au lait, a velvety vanilla rice pudding with a crunchy caramel topping and a tangy fruit compote. Next is another French classic, tarte tatin. Glossy caramelised apples embedded in golden puff pastry create a sumptuous dessert and comforting finale to any meal.

Moving on to savoury, Raymond prepares a heart-warming dish perfect for a chilly night, a suet pudding filled with succulent steak, juicy kidneys and creamy oysters all drenched in a rich red wine gravy. To round off, Raymond gives a French twist to a British institution - fruit crumble. Juicy red fruits laced with caramel are topped with a lid of golden crumble and a refreshing raspberry sorbet.

Raymond visits cookery writer and chef Sophie Grigson who teaches him how to make a traditional English Sussex pond pudding and top sommelier Jonathan Ray shows him how to match the perfect wine with the perfect pudding.

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.4 - Pudding
Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.4 - Pudding

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.3 - Lamb

Celebrated chef Raymond Blanc welcomes the cameras back into his working Oxfordshire kitchen to share the culinary secrets he has collected and cherished over the past 35 years. The programme features a variety of recipes for cooks of all abilities that are inspiring and achievable.


In this episode Raymond shares his favourite mouth-watering lamb dishes. To start, succulent lamb's liver with caramelised potatoes and a dusting of traditional French seasoning. Shoulder of lamb is slow-roasted with garlic and herbs and served with an earthy potato and turnip gratin to create a hearty but melt-in-the-mouth meal.

Next Raymond returns to his roots with a truly French-inspired dish. Lamb Provencal sees a vivid, herb-encrusted rack of lamb accompanied by a juicy ratatouille. To finish, each tender cut of lamb comes together on one plate surrounded by lively vegetables and a rich tapenade to create a show-stopping finale.

Along the way Raymond travels to Hampshire to visit ex-Formula One champion Jody Sheckter who runs one of the country's only organic and biodinamic farms where he rears 800 sheep on his unique pastures. Raymond is invited to enjoy a feast of spit-roast lamb basted in his own harissa dressing.

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.3 - Lamb
Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.3 - Lamb

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.1 - Shellfish

Celebrated chef Raymond Blanc welcomes the cameras back into his working Oxfordshire kitchen to share the culinary secrets he has collected and cherished over the past 35 years. The programme features a variety of recipes for cooks of all abilities that are inspiring and achievable.


In this episode Raymond shares his love of seafood, celebrating the best of British shellfish. To begin, a French favourite using a very British ingredient, moules mariniere made with sweet, plump mussels from Devon bathed in a heady garlic, wine and herb broth.

Next a spicy, seared squid salad served with colourful Provencal vegetables and crisp fennel. Sweet, juicy scallops are given an exotic twist, resting on a bed of silky cauliflower puree with spiced cauliflower bhajis and an aromatic curry oil.

For a finale fit for a king, Raymond prepares a feast of perfectly succulent Scottish lobster with a rich red pepper and cardamom jus and exquisite caviar pearls. And it's a first for Raymond as he visits a fishing village in Fife to join local fishermen on board as they trawl for lobsters.

Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.1 - Shellfish
Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets ep.1 - Shellfish

James Martin's French Adventure ep.20

 In episode 20, to finish his French adventure, James visits the Bois de Boulogne, a park on the outskirts of Paris and it’s race day at the Auteuil Hippodrome. There James meets a fellow-Yorkshireman and champion jockey James Revelly. James also pays a visit to the Michelin-starred Pré Catalan restaurant and enjoys his favourite meal of the trip.


TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
 Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.
 Paying homage to his role model, chef Keith Floyd, James travels the length and breadth of the country in Floyd’s very own Citroen 2CV which he owned for 16 years, as he rediscovers the food and the country closest to his and his old friend’s heart.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.20
James Martin's French Adventure ep.20 

James Martin's French Adventure ep.19

In episode 19, James visits the golden palace of Versailles and its food market, where James shops for some ingredients for his first dish – sole Veronique, which he cooks at the King’s allotment, the Potager du Roi. Travelling to the East of Versailles, James meets chocolatier Patrick Roger who makes sculptures out of chocolate before casting them in bronze or aluminium.


TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
 Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.
 Paying homage to his role model, chef Keith Floyd, James travels the length and breadth of the country in Floyd’s very own Citroen 2CV which he owned for 16 years, as he rediscovers the food and the country.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.19
James Martin's French Adventure ep.19 

James Martin's French Adventure ep.18

   In episode 18, James arrives in the French capital and one of his favourite cities in the world, Paris. Well known for its love affair with the baguette, James learns about the Poilane Bakery, that dates back to 1932, which specialises in sourdough. Paris is home to both artisans and fine dining and James is lucky enough to visit the kitchens of world renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire.


TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
 Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.
 Paying homage to his role model, chef Keith Floyd, James travels the length and breadth of the country in Floyd’s very own Citroen 2CV which he owned for 16 years, as he rediscovers the food and the country.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.18
James Martin's French Adventure ep.18

James Martin's French Adventure ep.17

In episode 17, James visits Claude Monet’s house in Giverny, peeking inside his kitchen, James sets up his own mobile kitchen nearby to cook a delicious dish of crab and dulse. Later down the road, Eric Guerin serves James pike, one of Monet’s favourite ingredients, at his restaurant Le Jardin des Plumes. Also, in a nearby orchard, on the day of their annual harvest, James cooks an autumnal treat of apple doughnuts.


TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
 Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.
 Paying homage to his role model, chef Keith Floyd, James travels the length and breadth of the country in Floyd’s very own Citroen 2CV which he owned for 16 years, as he rediscovers the food and the country.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.17
James Martin's French Adventure ep.17

James Martin's French Adventure ep.16

In episode 16, James visits the historic Pegasus Bridge in Normandy. James sets up his mobile kitchen in one of the many Calvados orchards in the area, to make a dish of artichokes with hollandaise. James also visits restaurant Le Pavé d’Auge in one of the most beautiful towns in France, to see a chef who likes to cook with as much butter as him.


TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
 Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.
 Paying homage to his role model, chef Keith Floyd, James travels the length and breadth of the country in Floyd’s very own Citroen 2CV which he owned for 16 years, as he rediscovers the food and the country closest to his and his old friend’s heart.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.16
James Martin's French Adventure ep.16 

James Martin's French Adventure ep.15

  In episode 15, James arrives in the adopted home of his food hero Keith Floyd, the riverside town of Isle Sur La Sorgue, where Floyd once had a restaurant. Buying produce from its floating market, and a Floyd-style hat, James sets up his mobile kitchen on a bridge overlooking the river, and cooks peaches pain perdu in the sunshine. Heading back in the direction of Isle Sur La Sorgue, James samples some truffle-laden dishes at renowned restaurant La Beaugraviere.


 TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
  Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
  Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.
  Paying homage to his role model, chef Keith Floyd, James travels the length and breadth of the country in Floyd’s very own Citroen 2CV which he owned for 16 years, as he rediscovers the food and the country closest to his and his old friend’s heart.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.15
James Martin's French Adventure ep.15

James Martin's French Adventure ep.14

 In episode 14, James’s adventure brings him to the city of Arles, famous for its Roman architecture and a sport with bulls where young daredevils play a dangerous game. It’s also home to the largest market in Provence, and James sets up his mobile kitchen there to cook a dish of John Dory with tomatoes, courgettes and clams, bought from the market stalls around him. James also takes a trip to award-winning wine producer Chateau Romanin gets James to change his thinking on the merits of rosé wine.

 
 TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series on ITV, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
 Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.14
James Martin's French Adventure ep.14

James Martin's French Adventure ep.13

In episode 13, James arrives in the distinct and diverse region of The Camargue. He begins his exploration at Les Marquises, the Laurent family’s farm, where James learns all about the Camargue Bull. We also see how the region is famous for fleur de sel - a delicate salty crust, which forms on the surface of seawater and is hand harvested in the waters of Aigues Mortes. James visits a rice farm where owner, Jacques, shows him around the paddy fields and later cooks James a risotto using his own rice-brewed beer.


  TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series on ITV, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
  Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
  Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.13
James Martin's French Adventure ep.13

James Martin's French Adventure ep.12

In episode 12, James visits the bustling Provencal port of Marseille and starts the day in the old port where the fishermen are selling fresh seafood on the back of their boats. Venturing into town James visits Marseille’s oldest bakery, famous for the Navette biscuit. James also takes his beloved 2CV to the world famous Circuit Paul Ricard to cook his take on Piperade.


   TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
   Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
   Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.12
James Martin's French Adventure ep.12 

James Martin's French Adventure ep.11

  In the eleventh episode, James’s journey takes him to the glitz and glamour of St. Tropez. Cooking, in true St Tropez style, aboard a yacht, James makes the most of the local seafood cooking ‘en papillote’. Also taking a local tour, James learns how Brigitte Bardot transformed the town from a quiet fishing village to an international hotspot, and he drops in on an old friend, Michel Roux, for a special barbeque with ingredients from Michel’s garden.


TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
 Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.11
James Martin's French Adventure ep.11 

James Martin's French Adventure ep.10

   In episode 10, James arrives in Burgundy, a region famous for its wines and mustard fields. Retracing Floyds visit 30 years ago, James stops at the same vineyard for a personal tour. James also visits the region’s Capital, Dijon, turning his hand to making the city’s more famous export, mustard. 


    TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
     Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
   Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.10
James Martin's French Adventure ep.10

James Martin's French Adventure ep.9

   In episode 9, James heads to Bresse, home to one of France’s most famous ingredients: the Bresse chicken. Here James goes to a chicken farm and museum to meet some of the chickens and learn just why they are so special. James also gets to meet one of his human culinary heroes, Georges Blanc, owner of his three Michelin star restaurant where James gets a little star struck.


    TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
    Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
    Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.
    Paying homage to his role model, chef Keith Floyd, James travels the length and breadth of the country in Floyd’s very own Citroen 2CV which he owned for 16 years, as he rediscovers the food and the country closest to his and his old friend’s heart.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.9
James Martin's French Adventure ep.9 


James Martin's French Adventure ep.8

In episode 8, James heads East to the region of Jura, where he meets local farmer, Matthew Tissot who shows James his orchard and teaches him about the region’s apple and pears. James also visits Fort des Rousses, home to one of France’s most popular cheeses, Comte, and delving deeper into the region, James is cooked for by two Michelin starred chef, Jean Paul Jeunet who shares his take on a classic risotto using local ingredients in distinctly
Swiss looking surroundings.


TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
 Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.8
James Martin's French Adventure ep.8

James Martin's French Adventure ep.7

In episode 7, James’s French Adventure leads him to the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy, and its crystal clear lake where he cooks dishes showcasing local tomatoes, red mullet and lobster. James also meets world-famous cheesemonger, Pierre Gay and his amazing selection of cheeses, as well as local chef, Yoann Conte in his Michelin star restaurant on the shores of Lake Annecy and the award-winning pastry chef Philippe Rigollot to sample of his extraordinary creations.


TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
 Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.7
James Martin's French Adventure ep.7

James Martin's French Adventure ep.6

In the episode 6, James ventures to the city of Lyon, known as the ‘Gastronomic Capital of France’, to explore the two sides of the culinary scene. A visit to the city’s famous food market provides plenty of inspiration for his first dish, a Lyonnaise bacon salad. James finds himself welcomed into a Bouchon, a rustic Lyon institution, where he’s served a slice of local history in the form of a Machon.



TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series , journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
 Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.6
James Martin's French Adventure ep.6 

James Martin's French Adventure ep.5

In episode 5, James arrives in the Dordogne, famous for its traditional hearty cuisine, buried treasures and a love of all things duck! Exploring the Dordogne, James tastes three local specialities all cooked for him by the Auberge owner, British ex pat Chris. After lunch Chris hunts for another local icon, the black truffle, which he uses in his next recipe.


Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.5
James Martin's French Adventure ep.5

James Martin's French Adventure ep.4

The chef travels through Charente in southwestern France, visiting a distillery in the Cognac region, meeting a miller who still uses traditional methods to make award-winning brioche loaves, and following in the Queen Mother's footsteps with a visit to Chateau de Venteuil, home of the De La Rochefoucauld family. Along the way he creates a salad incorporating some of the region's best produce, classic French onion soup and pays homage to the patron saint of pastry chefs with a stunning dessert.


Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
 Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.

James Martin's French Adventure ep.4
James Martin's French Adventure ep.4