Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets
- greedygirl Apr 19, 2010 12:09 PM
I've only caught one of these programmes so far on i-player, but I'm loving M Blanc! I liked him on The Restaurant (or Last Restaurant Standing as it was called in the States) but he has turned up the Gallic charm even more in this show.
The best bit in the first episode was when he started slagging off a kitchen whisk (who dezigned zis. Is a load of rubb-eesh) only to discover that it had his name on it! Priceless.
I'm not sure if it's available to watch yet outside the UK, but if so I heartily recommend the comedy Frenchman. (Seriously, the man has lived in Britain for 30 years and is an anglophile but talks like he just got off the ferry.) No Gordon Ramsay-style shouting or swearing, just passion and charm.
True dat. I just watched the fish one and loved what he did with the mackerel.
He does come over well. "Every keetchin needs an Ad-om." Mr GG likes hearing him talk about his "leetle vegetables". I don't think he's putting it on - he IS a comedy Frenchman. The look on his face when he had to take off his chic black loafers and put on a pair of wellies!
I can't take his work seriously after the ridiculous/pathetic outcome of the most recent series of Last Restaurant Standing. I know it's a 'reality' show but still. You can't spend all this time talking the talk about ones culinary philosophy and then discard it as needed.