French Food Safari

2017
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This series is a celebration of exquisite French cuisine in all its delicious complexity. Presented by Maeve O'Meara, the series follows renowned Sydney chef Guillaume Brahimi on a personal journey back to France, the country of his birth. Together, they visit many of France's top kitchens and track down the finest food and wine the country has to offer. (S.1,Ep.1) (Commissioned by SBS, in English and French) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC
Episodes 2016
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Maeve and Guillaume are taken on a tour of one of the top Parisienne kitchens with three-star chef Guy Savoy, who cooks up some of his signature dishes. Then it's a visit to one of Paris' most famous wood-fired bread makers, Poilane, whose oven has been creating great sourdough for decades. Finally, there is breakfast in the markets of Lyon with legendary chef Paul Bocuse, who shares his thoughts on the future of French food. (Commissioned by SBS, in English and French) (Food Series) (Final) (R...
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S1 Ep8

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Maeve and Guillaume get the lowdown on how a top-class kitchen works as they join Guillaume Brahimi at his restaurant to see how hundreds of exquisite meals are created and served. They also show why butchers are awarded France's highest culinary awards for their work, and in Melbourne, chef Gerard Fabre shows how to cook a perfect steak with French fries. The pair then spend a delightful and decadent day tasting some of the best chocolates in the world. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt...
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S1 Ep7

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Maeve and Guillaume experience the thrill of the hunt amongst the oak trees of Perigord with France's truffle king Pierre-Jean Pebeyre and his dog Alfonse as they try to find the edible fungus referred to as the black diamond. Inspired by Paul Bocuse, Guillaume uses slivers of truffle under the skin of a plump chicken ready to roast and serves it with cauliflower puree and sautéed cauliflower with caramelised eschallots. (Commissioned by SBS, in English and French) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC
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S1 Ep6

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Maeve and Guillaume spend a day in a small French village with top-selling cookbook author Stephane Reynaud, and later join passionate Parisienne baker Fabrice le Bourdat in the pre-dawn hours to see the work behind the scenes of his busy bakery. Then it is into the precision of the commercial kitchen at Guillaume's restaurant for a lesson on how the perfect puff pastry is created. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC
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S1 Ep5

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Maeve and Guillaume travel to Lyon and get swept up in the fun of dining at local eat-houses. There they explore the many great food stalls at the Le Halles de Lyon Market. The pair then journey to Champagne to visit the one of the great champagne makers at the House of Mumm. Back in Australia, the team meet with visionary French chef Jacques Reymond and one of Australia's pioneering French cooks, Dany Chouet. (Commissioned by SBS) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC
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Maeve and Guillaume travel to the mountainous region of the Ardèche in France to meet artisan goat cheese maker Jerome Herphelin. Then it is back into the cellars below the Parisian streets to see how beautiful cheeses like Jerome's are carefully tended by an affineur to be at their best for customers. Back in Australia, Will Studd shows Maeve the art of putting together a cheese plate. (Commissioned by SBS, in English and French) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC
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Maeve and Guillaume explore the delicious relaxed style of bistro eating - the inexpensive way of eating that has been popular for hundreds of years. They spend time in the kitchen of St Germain bistro chef Yves Camdeborde who trained in the top restaurants but believed he would have more fun in a bistro. Guillaume then demonstrates how to make one of the classic bistro dishes - steak tartare which he serves with pommes gaufrette. (Commissioned by SBS, in English and French) (Food Series) (Rpt)...
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S1 Ep2

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Maeve and Guillaume travel to the underground bakery of one of the great Parisian bakers, Jean-Luc Poujaran, who supplies all the top restaurants in the city. Guillaume then whips up the world's best croque monsieur - the toasted cheese and ham sandwich that has become a café favourite. Also featured in the program are charcuterie queen Madame Colette Sibilia and pastry chef Jean-François Perron. (Commissioned by SBS, in English and French) (Food Series) (Rpt) G CC
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