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Raymond Blanc - How to Cook Well (Roasting)

slew Aug 6, 2013 10:17 AM

In an episode regarding roasting technique, Raymond Blanc visited a place (Restaurant? Pub?) a former cook/employee of his now prepares all the roasts... And claimed it might be the best in the country?

I didn't catch the name, so does anyone here know the name of the place?

Couldn't find any info at the BBC2 site, other than recipes...

  1. Paprikaboy Aug 6, 2013 11:04 AM

    Can you get BBCiplayer where you are?. The programme is still available on the website.


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    1. re: Paprikaboy
      slew Aug 6, 2013 12:10 PM

      I could download the episode too... But easier to ask here... ;)

    2. zuriga1 Aug 6, 2013 11:19 AM

      It was called The Draper's Arms. I noticed, too, that one week Blanc went to visit Dabbous.

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      1. re: zuriga1
        slew Aug 6, 2013 12:10 PM

        Thanks! :)

        1. re: zuriga1
          Harters Aug 6, 2013 02:17 PM

          I'm assuming this will be the Drapers Arms in Islington, rather than Google's second hit on the name which is the one in Peterborough.

          1. re: Harters
            zuriga1 Aug 6, 2013 11:06 PM

            I'm sure that it's the Islington one, John, but I really can't say I'm 100% on that. I've found it interesting how these chefs take what they've learned working under Blanc and then go off to do their own thing... and very well.

            1. re: zuriga1
              Harters Aug 7, 2013 01:51 AM

              I believe the merry-go-round of chefs is very common in the industry. I've seen somewhere that the Fat Duck has something like 50 chefs, most of whom are working there on unpaid "stages" just for the learning experience.

              1. re: zuriga1
                slew Aug 7, 2013 08:31 AM

                I am mistaken about the cook at 'The Drapers Arms' being an alumni of Blanc's kitchen...

                I blurred two episodes... The one on roasting and the one on baking... My apologies for the error... ^^;

                And indeed, it is in Islington...


                I decided to download the episode and confirmed it... :)

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