Guillaume Brahimi guides us through France by exploring its wonderful food culture and serving up his 'Plat du Tour' each night of the Tour de France.
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1 Jul 2022 - 5:06 PM  UPDATED 8 Aug 2022 - 6:56 PM

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Renowned French-Australian chef Guillaume Brahimi believes the French know how to live life to the full. They call it savoir vivre, and French food culture is the beating heart of the nation. Guillaume travels through France to meet some of the best food producers in the country and serves up his 'Plat du Tour' each night of the Tour de France on SBS.

 

Episode 1

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 1 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 1: Copenhague > Copenhague

Guillaume is traveling through his home country for this years Tour de France, sharing some of his favorites mouth-watering French classics. Todays race starts in Denmark, so Guillaume is inspired to cook their national dish - The Stegt Flaesk. This grilled pork belly and potato dish is a feast for the eyes and a delicious way to say Bonjour to the Tour.

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Pork belly with parsley sauce (stegt flaesk)

A traditional country pork dish from Denmark, served with potatoes and parsley sauce.

 

Episode 2

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 2 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 2: Roskilde > Nyborg

The tour continues through Denmark, so Guillaume visits a Chateau and winery in the south of France owned by the Danish royal family. And he shows us how to make three versions of Smørrebrød, which are traditional Danish open-faced sandwiches that are as pretty as the French countryside.

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Danish open sandwich (smørrebrød)

This open-faced sandwich is a traditional Danish dish, with bread and butter topped with an assortment of mouth-watering fillings and cold cuts.

Episode 3

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 3 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 3: Vejle > Sønderborg

It’s the final day of the tour in Denmark – so to celebrate Guillaume is making their most popular pastry - The Danish cinnamon snail. For inspiration Guillaume visits Du Pain et des Idées, a beautiful bakery where chef Christophe Vasseur produces the most popular Danish pastries in Paris.

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Cinnamon scrolls (escargot a la cannelle)

These snail-shaped buns, made with a buttery brioche-like dough, are filled with a mixture of cinnamon and brown sugar.

Episode 4

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 5 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 4: Dunkerque > Calais

The tour reaches the north of France, and to celebrate Guillaume visits an artisan fromagerie in the town of Saint Omer to find the perfect cheese for his dish today. He will make a meal they love in the breweries in this region - Le Welsh. It’s the most indulgent ham and cheese toasty you’ve ever seen.

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Le Welsh (croque monsieur du Nord)

Made with melted cheddar, ham, bread and beer, this dish is a French take on the ‘Welsh rabbit’, or rarebit.

Episode 5

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 6 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 5: Lille Métropole > Arenberg Porte du Hainaut

Today’s stage begins in Lille when Guillaume will visit Meert - one of the longest running patisseries in France. Here he will learn how they make their world-famous vanilla waffle. He will also show us how to make a light fluffy Tarte au Maroilles - a delicious regional specialty featuring a strong flavoured local cheese.

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Tarte au Maroilles

A delicious savoury tart featuring cubes or slices of cheese on a base of shortcrust pastry.

Episode 6

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 7 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 6: Binche > Longwy

Today, the tour races between Belgium and France. In this region the people love their craft beer, so Guillaume is making a Belgian beef stew called Carbonade Flamande, which involves a good splash of local beer. It’s a heart-warming stew loved by both countries and a perfect dish for this stage of the tour.

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Beef and ale casserole (carbonade flamande)

An ale and beef casserole originally from Belgium. Best served immediately, when hot.

Episode 7

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 8 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 7: Tomblaine > La Superplanche Desbelles Filles

Today the tour races through the Lorraine region which gave birth to many regional specialties, including a delicate cake called a Madeline. Guillaume will show you the tricks for making these delightful treats, and he will share the story about how the Madeline became a symbol of childhood memories in France.

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Madeleines (little cakes)

Known for their distinctive shell shape, these little French cakes are buttery and delicious. Best served warm with icing sugar sprinkled on top.

 

Episode 8

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 9 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 8: Dole > Lausanne

Today we arrive in Franche-Comté region, a farming area that celebrates pork in all its glory – from hams and cutlets, to the famous Morteau sausage that Guillaume will use in the stew he makes today. The mortal sausage is smoked in traditional wooden chimneys and perfectly complements the lentils and seasonal produce in the delicious provincial stew.

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Braised lentils with sausage (saucisse de Morteau aux lentilles)

A sausage and lentil dish, perfect for bringing a bit of France into your home on a cold night. Best served with a shallot vinaigrette.

 

Episode 9

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 10 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 9: Aigle > Châtel Les Portes du Soleil

Today the tour reaches the alps, where the most popular dishes are made with cheese. While most people know about fondue, Guillaume will be showing us another traditional melted cheese dish that is perfect after a day of skiing. The Raclette Savoyarde is French comfort food at its best.

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Raclette savoyarde

With melted cheese as the base, this dish is similar to a fondue except the heated cheese is scraped onto the ingredients rather than used for dipping. Best enjoyed immediately with pickled vegetables.

 

Episode 10

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 12 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 10: Morzine Les Portes du Soleil > Megève

Today the race finishes in Megeve, the gourmet capital of the Alps. Guillaume visits a nearby Reblochon cheese farm high in the mountains, and he shows us how to make a Tartiflette. This is the ultimate winter dish, combining layers of potato, cream, bacon and Reblochon in a hearty alpine style.

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Potato and cheese bake (tartiflette)

Made with Reblochon cheese, this dish is a French-style potato bake with speck and white wine. Best served hot.

 

Episode 11

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 13 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 11: Albertville > Col du Granon Serre Chevalier

The race today begins in Albertville, a beautiful city where you can find many regional specialties. Guillaume visits a local butcher to buy some Savoie sausages know as ‘diots’, to feature in the invigorating hearty vegetable soup he will make over an open fire at his mountain chalet.

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Sausage, lentil and vegetable soup (soupe paysanne)

With sausages, lentils, potatoes, beans, and vegetables, this hearty soup has something for everyone. Best served immediately when hot.

 

Episode 12

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 14 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 12: Briançon > Alpe D'huez

Today the race starts in Briançon, the highest village in France – so Guillaume is inspired to make a desert named after the highest peak of the Alps. The Mont Blanc is a sweetened chestnut purée in the form of vermicelli, topped with whipped cream. It is a delight to behold when the icing sugar sprinkles down like snow.

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Mont Blanc

It is easy to see how this French dessert consisting of a sweet chestnut puree on top of meringue gets its name from the mountain that inspired it. 

 

Episode 13

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 15 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 13: Le Bourg D'oisans > Saint-Étienne

Today’s stage finishes in Saint Étienne, an industrial city with spectacular architecture and some delicious regional pastries. Guillaume visits local baker Sebastian Reocreux for a lesson in how to make a Pâté de la Batteuse - an apple and cinnamon pastry with a golden crust.

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Harvest apple pie (pate de la batteuse)

A delicious apple pie dessert in the shape of a half moon. Filled with seasonal fruit, it was often associated with harvest time, hence the name, ‘de la battuese’, which refers to a threshing machine.

Episode 14

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 16 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 14: Saint-Étienne > Mende

Today the race finishes in Mende, just 30 mins from the beautiful Aubrac Mountains. Here in the popular town of Laguiole, Guillaume visits an artisan knife forge dating back to 1828. And he shows us how to make L’Aligot, a sumptuous regional specialty featuring mashed potato and plenty of cheese.

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Mashed potato with cheese (l’aligot)

Hailing from the L’Aubrac region of France, this combination of cheese and mashed potato will warm you up when the cold nights come. 

 

Episode 15

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 17 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 15: Rodez > Carcassonne

The race start of Rodez is just 1 hour from one of Guillaumes favourite places in France – Roquefort-Sur-Soulzon, a small city Nestled underneath the dramatic rock of Combalou. Guillaume visits Delphine Carles, one of the smaller producers of Roquefort cheese in the caves under the town and cooks a steak with a delicious white wine and blue cheese sauce.

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Beef with Roquefort (cote de boeuf with sauce Roquefort)

Pairing the blue cheese flavour of Roquefort with the meatiness of beef, the strong flavours of this dish will take your tastebuds to France without leaving your home. 

 

Episode 16

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 19 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 16: Carcassonne > Foix

The race starts in Carcassone – just 1 hour from the Mediterranean, so Guillaume takes an excursion to the town of Gruissan, known for its incredible pink salt lake. Guillaume uses the local salt and fresh clams in a pasta dish featuring one of the most classic French ingredients… escargot.

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Pasta with snails (escargot Languedocienne)

A French pasta dish with snails, clams, anchovies and white wine.

 

Episode 17

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 20 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 17: Saint-Gaudens > Peyragudes

Today the Tour reaches Saint Gaudens, an ancient city with history dating back to the iron age. Guillaume explores the local farmers markets to find fresh cabbage and truffle for his dish today - a decadent langoustine pasta with veal jus and foie gras butter.

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Langoustine pappardelle with confit cabbage

Thick pasta served with small lobster-like crustaceans, cabbage and foie gras in a veal jus. Best accompanied with truffles.

 

Episode 18

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 21 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 18: Lourdes > Hautacam

It’s another day of cycling in the mountains, so Guillaume is going to visit a very special Pyrenees bakery with a hundred-year-old wood oven to learn the secrets for perfectly baking rustic bread. And he will make a specialty torte of the region, filled with juicy blueberries.

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Blueberry cake (tourte des Pyrénées aux myrtilles)

This cake from the Bigorre region is made with blueberries and best served warm with icing sugar.

 

Episode 19

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 22 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 19: Castelnau-Magnoac > Cahors

The race reaches Cahor, a region famous for Malbec grapes. Guillaume visits the incredible Chateau Lagrazette, with vineyards dating back to the 15th century. After an exclusive wine tasting, he will show us how to make a refreshing fruit soup with Malbec wine and the local D’quercy melon.

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Soupe de fruit rouges

This lovely dessert is primarily made up of raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, melon and red wine. Best garnished with herbs and served immediately.

 

Episode 20

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 23 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 20: Lacapelle-Marival > Rocamadour

Today the tour reaches the vertical village of Rocamodour. This region is famous for its walnuts, so Guillaume visits a century old Walnut mill which the Castagné family have operated for 6 generations. Guillaume learns the secrets of producing walnut oil with a traditional stone mill and creates a beautiful salad featuring walnuts and the local Rocamodour cheese.

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Grilled bread and cheese with salad and dressing (tartine de Rocamadour)

Tartine de Rocamadour, salad d’endive, pomme, noix et miel: an open grilled cheese sandwich made with Rocamadour and served with salad and a vinegar and honey dressing.

 

Episode 21

During each live stage of the Tour de France, 24 July 2022 on SBS

Tour de France Stage 21: Paris la Défense arena > Paris Champs-Élysées

Tonight, we say farewell to the Tour with a dish created by legendary French chef Joel Robuchon. Guillaume was mentored by Robuchon in Paris and today he will share the techniques for making an exquisite Tarte au Truffe. To source the hero ingredient Guillaume will go truffle hunting in the south of France with local experts who know the tricks for sniffing out the best ‘black diamonds’. 

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Black truffle tart (tarte au truffe)

A tart made with black truffles, duck fat and bacon, on top of filo pastry.