1 Jul 2008 - 4:15 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

Food Safari continues to journey into the seductive world of French food. Chef Guillaume Brahimi from Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney Opera House, gives a guide to essential fresh ingredients from herbs to vegetables then shows how to make the perfect steak (a huge rib eye) and Pommes Parisienne – balls of golden crunchy potato that are a staple through Parisienne bistros.

Philippe Mouchel (Philippe Mouchel at The Brasserie, Melbourne) makes a hearty lamb navarin served with a celeriac and truffle puree. Maeve meets French cheese expert Eric Moschietto from La Bergerie Cheese shop in Melbourne and learns that there are so many French cheeses you can try three a day for a whole year and still have some to try.

Top food stylist Marie Helene Clauson draws on her family recipes to create a light cheese soufflé and charcuterer Romeo Badouin explains how much work goes into terrines, pates and confit. We meet Food and Beverage manager at the Sofitel Hotel Sydney Laurent Branover and learn that every French family has a crepe pan and uses it every Sunday to make simple crepes or the heavenly crepes Suzette which are served with orange Cointreau butter and flamed.

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