French chef, Gabriel Gaté, is back for the 11th consecutive year to present his delicious serve of Taste Le Tour, a gastronomic feast that follows the route of the epic Tour de France bicycle race.
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2 Jul 2014 - 5:01 PM  UPDATED 16 Jun 2015 - 3:08 PM

Once again, Gabriel discovers the best gourmet specialities of each region of the 21 stages of this amazing race. He visits century-old markets and restaurants and features cheeses and wines that have been made in the same manner for three or four hundred years.

In 2015 the Tour begins in the Netherlands in the historic city of Utrecht, famous for its superb market. Then Gabriel goes to the south of the Netherlands to taste the delicate seafood of the North Sea coast. Before reaching France, Gabriel crosses Belgium and appreciates the popular speciality in the city of Antwerp.

Leaving Belgium, Gabriel continues his gourmet journey through the north of France, Picardy, Normandy, Brittany, the Pyrenees, the South-West, Languedoc-Roussillon, the north of Provence, and the French Alps, finishing as usual in the beautiful city of Paris.

All over France, Gabriel meets talented artisans, including the best pâtissiers (pastry cooks), boulangers (bakers), vignerons (wine makers), fromagers (cheese makers) and, of course, some wonderful cuisiniers (chefs).

Having trained as a chef in France 40 years ago with some of the great French master chefs, Gabriel firmly believes France is the most exciting country in the world for food. In each segment he cooks a superb French dish that features the specialities of the region. Some dishes are ancient, while others are modern and exotic.

Gabriel knows France intimately and has chosen for his stories some stunning scenery in each region, including a number of the most historic and picturesque French villages.

 

Taste Le Tour with Gabriel Gaté is a delicious, cultural complement to SBS's superb coverage of the Tour de France

 

Taste le Tour with Gabriel Gaté starts Saturday 4 July 2015 on SBS ONE and finishes 26 July 2015. Visit the Taste le Tour website to catch-up on episodes online, scroll through recipes or find out more about the show.