Raymond Blanc: The Very Hungry Frenchman

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

Franche Comte

Series 1 · Episode 1

Every great chef has a rich bank of memories that shape their love of food. For Raymond Blanc, it's in the high green pastures of the county of his birth a little known region of France called Franche Comte.


Series 1 · Episode 2

Burgundy or Bourgogne as the French call it has the most aristocratic of all France's regional cuisines. It is considered to be the centre of French food.


Series 1 · Episode 3

In the Rhone-Alps, gourmets regard Lyon as the high-altar at which they can nourish their gastronomic souls. Lyon is the home of the greatest living chef, Paul Bocuse, mentor and friend to Raymond since his earliest days as a chef.


Series 1 · Episode 4

When the Black mountains of Germany are on the horizon and the Rhine, which marks the border with France, appears, Raymond Blanc can only be in one place - Alsace.


Series 1 · Episode 5

Raymond has remained fascinated with this region, and for him there is no better way to remind himself of his early love affair with the food, than to drop in at quayside restaurant and savour the flavours of Provence with a dish.