A well preserved medieval town dating back almost entirely from the 15th and 16th centuries. The church is even older and the entire town is fortified. This fabulously restored town is so authentic many movies have been filmed there including 'The Three Musketeers'. We see where honey is commercially farmed in the region and watch the process.
We take a visit to the Chateau de la Chaize designed by the same architect who designed the Palace of Versailles. Fabulous gardens and vineyards surround this site.
Recipes include: Galettes de Perouges, Pain Perdu aux Pommes Caramellsees (apples and honey) and Oeufs Poaches en Meurette (eggs). The department of L'ain, considered to be the most varied in France. One of its principal cities, Perouges, was founded by a Gallic colony returning from Perugia in Italy. The town share many similarities and have the same coat of arms. Perouges is a feature of today's show. Honey is a great speciality of this district and this show features a delicious recipe with honey.
In this region there are many remarkable chateaux, in particular the 17th century Chateau de la Chaize which we explore in this show. Of course Beaujolais is a great French red wine which can be drunk with almost anything and is often used in cooking. We feature an unusual recipe made with eggs and wine.
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.