French chef Gabriel Gaté is back for the eighth consecutive year to present his delicious serves of
Taste Le Tour 2012 – a gastronomic journey that follows the route of the Tour de France bicycle race.
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The popular French chef visits every one of the regions of this year's amazing race which begins in the Belgian town of Liège. After spending three days in Belgium, the Tour arrives in France to continue through the regions of the Nord Pas de Calais, Picardy, Normandy, Champagne, Lorraine, Franche Compté, the Rhône Alps, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Aquitaine, Limousin and the Central region, before ending up in Paris.
It's evident that Gabriel loves his native land as he meets talented artisans, including chefs, pâtissiers (pastry cooks), boulangers (bakers), vignerons (wine makers), fromagers (cheese makers) and, of course, some wonderful cuisiniers (chefs). With him, we discover the outstanding qualities of regional French food and visit some wonderful markets in France and Belgium.
Gabriel, who trained in France 40 years ago with some of the best French chefs, has no doubt that France is the most exciting country in the world for food. He takes us into the heart of Champagne and we discover the village where Dom Perignon improved the technique of making champagne. In each region, Gabriel seeks out the very best cheeses – his great weakness – such as the compté cheese from the Franche Compté region, or the brie de Meaux from around Paris.
Gabriel knows France intimately and has chosen some stunning locations, like the Channel coastline in Boulogne-sur-Mer, the stunning peaks of the Pyrenees, and the amazing cathedrals of Rouen and Chartres. In each of the 21 episodes, Gabriel prepares a delicious regional dish.
Taste Le Tour
with Gabriel Gaté adds a wonderful cultural dimension to the superb coverage of the greatest bicycle race on earth.
Buy the DVDTaste le Tour 2011: With Gabriel Gaté
– Gabriel returns to present his fun, delicious series as he follows the Tour de France. Available now.
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