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James Martin's French Adventure

  • Episode: 

    6 of 20

  • Title: 

    6 to 10
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 06 Feb 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    3.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 06 2017 : Sat 04 Feb - Fri 10 Feb
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Series overview
TV chef James Martin is set to star in brand new food travel series on ITV, journeying through France to the locations that inspired his culinary career and paying homage to his culinary hero Keith Floyd.
Holidaying and studying in France as a teenager, the country was influential in establishing James’ love for food. Hitting the open road on a journey of nostalgia, the new series follows James as he retraces the memorable TV trip his food hero Keith Floyd once took 30 years ago, while also visiting the places that carved his culinary beginnings.
Exploring and sampling the very best in French cuisine, James’ journey starts in Provence and continues onto Perigord, Burgundy, Alsace, Pay Basque and Brittany, all the while stopping to produce his own versions of the iconic dishes he finds on location.
Paying homage to his role model, chef Keith Floyd, James travels the length and breadth of the country in Floyd’s very own Citroen 2CV which he owned for 16 years, as he rediscovers the food and the country closest to his and his old friend’s heart.
Episode 6: Monday 6th February at 3pm
In the episode 6, James ventures to the city of Lyon, known as the ‘Gastronomic Capital of France’, to explore the two sides of the culinary scene. A visit to the city’s famous food market provides plenty of inspiration for his first dish, a Lyonnaise bacon salad. James finds himself welcomed into a Bouchon, a rustic Lyon institution, where he’s served a slice of local history in the form of a Machon.
Episode 7: Tuesday 7th February at 3pm
In episode 7, James’s French Adventure leads him to the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy, and its crystal clear lake where he cooks dishes showcasing local tomatoes, red mullet and lobster. James also meets world-famous cheesemonger, Pierre Gay and his amazing selection of cheeses, as well as local chef, Yoann Conte in his Michelin star restaurant on the shores of Lake Annecy and the award-winning pastry chef Philippe Rigollot to sample of his extraordinary creations. 
Episode 8: Wednesday 8th February at 3pm
In episode 8, James heads East to the region of Jura, where he meets local farmer, Matthew Tissot who shows James his orchard and teaches him about the region’s apple and pears. James also visits Fort des Rousses, home to one of France’s most popular cheeses, Comte, and delving deeper into the region, James is cooked for by two Michelin starred chef, Jean Paul Jeunet who shares his take on a classic risotto using local ingredients in distinctly
Swiss looking surroundings. 
Episode 9: Thursday 9th February at 3pm
In episode 9, James heads to Bresse, home to one of France’s most famous ingredients: the Bresse chicken. Here James goes to a chicken farm and museum to meet some of the chickens and learn just why they are so special. James also gets to meet one of his human culinary heroes, Georges Blanc, owner of his three Michelin star restaurant where James gets a little star struck. 
Episode 10: Friday 10th February at 3pm
In episode 10, James arrives in Burgundy, a region famous for its wines and mustard fields. Retracing Floyds visit 30 years ago, James stops at the same vineyard for a personal tour. James also visits the region’s Capital, Dijon, turning his hand to making the city’s more famous export, mustard.