Lies in the heart of France, north of the city of Lyon. The lakes and marshes of the Dombes in the south give way to the gently rolling farmland of Bresse in the north. We visit the century old farms and flowering landscapes. In the medieval town of Bour-en-Brasse we see the church of Brou, built in 1513. This is a magnificent example of flamboyant gothic architecture which houses the tombs of both Margaret and Philibert.
In the Tombes we see a variety of water birds and fish. We seek out delicious farm produces by visiting a local town market.
Recipes include: Pomme d'Amour au Salpicon de Homard (Fresh Lobster), Bressa Chicken and Crepe parmentiere au Saumon et Caviar. Ain (sometimes L'Ain) Bordered by Burgundy and Beaujolais, the department of Ain is characterised by woodlands, pastures and lakes. It is the home of the famous blue legged chicken bred in complete freedom and fed on corn and milk products.
The capital of the department of Ain is the town of Bourgen-Bresse. The landmark of this town is the church of Brou, a masterpiece of gothic art and renaissance stained glass windows. Nearby is France's most important fresh water fish farming region. La Dombes, an area of over 1,000 lakes. Folklore and traditions are very much a part of local life in the region of Ain, particularly singing and dancing.
Set in Paris and Provincial France against a scenic background, this series of shows features the preparation of a wide selection of traditional dishes and desserts prepared in their own kitchens personally by many of France's top three star Michelin Chefs: Pierre Troisgros, Paul Boucouse, George Blanc, Marc Menau, Andre Le Letty, Jean-Michel Lorain and other outstanding regional chefs.