Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Raymond Blanc returns to BBC2 this summer with a new show that gives viewers a masterclass in basic cooking techniques.
‘Raymond Blanc: How To Cook Well’ starts on Tuesday July 9 at 8pm. Over six weeks, Raymond will show viewers how to master essential cooking skills.
The episodes will be shown in the following order: Slow Cooking, Poaching, Roasting, Baking, Frying and BBQ & Grill. Each programme will showcase five dishes created using one of these techniques. The five dishes range from straightforward to restaurant standard.
Raymond said: “I’m very excited to be able to pass on my knowledge and expertise to help the nation become better cooks. By mastering these basic techniques, anyone can learn how to cook well.”
Tanya Shaw, commissioning executive for the BBC, said: “There is no-one better than Raymond to take viewers back to the basics of cooking and enthuse them with his passion for food. His culinary knowledge is extraordinary – and who better than a double Michelin-starred chef to teach viewers how to cook incredible dishes.”
‘Raymond Blanc: How to Cook Well’ is produced by Chocolate Media (part of NBC Universal International TV Production). Alan Brown, creative director at Chocolate Media, said: “Raymond’s infectious enthusiasm for food and his passion to get us cooking makes him the best teacher you could wish to have.”
Meanwhile, Raymond Blanc OBE has been presented with the insignia of Chevalier in the Ordre national de Légion d’Honneur, the highest French decoration, by M. Bernard Emié, French Ambassador to the United Kingdom.