Raymond Blanc may be
’s most-famous French chef, yet he has never cooked professionally in Britain . (Born in Besançon, the popular television chef, cookbook author and hotelier has held two Michelin stars for 28 years at his Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in France and operates a number of other restaurants as well.) In Raymond Blanc: The Very Hungry Frenchman, a five-part series beginning Thursday, Feb 2 on BBC2, Blanc has the opportunity to show us the country he loves and the French recipes that inspire him. In each episode, the chef explores the distinctive produce and cuisine of a different region of Oxfordshire , from world- famous France to his less well-known but much-loved home region of Franche Comte, where his 90-year-old mother still lives. We also explore Burgundy Lyon, German-influenced and of course, our favorite: Alsace . Provence
In each hour-long episode, Blanc sources the freshest ingredients, shows us how to make the dishes, and then together with his young British protégés, Katie and
Kush, cooks a menu of traditional dishes at a local restaurant for one night only.
The Very Hungry Frenchman will be broadcast on BBC2 at
time. The current airing schedule is as follows: U.K.
Thursday February 2 - Franche Comte
Thursday February 9-
Thursday February 16 -
Thursday February 23 -
Thursday March 1 –