Classic French with a Vietnamese Twist? Tune in to TLC
Being a through and through TLC addict that made my parents complain eternally when I lived back home, I couldn’t be more ecstatic when I heard that they are presenting a new series with acclaimed Australian-Vietnamese chef Luke Nguyen in LUKE NGUYEN’S FRANCE. Luke is back to continue his culinary adventures – this time, in France. Join him as he explores the land that has shaped the food of his native country.
Luke’s journey commences in Paris, where he is helped by family and friends as he explores the Parisians’ intense passion for food, decadence and tradition. Then he heads east to witness the imposing medieval architecture of Strasbourg and the unique culinary customs of Alsace. In the dewy mountains of the Franche-Comté, he gets up, close and personal with chefs who have won Michelin stars, tastes dishes made from age-old recipes and uses local produce to create delicious food of his own – with his signature Vietnamese twist. From the very French steak tartare to Luke’s own succulent salt and pepper cuttlefish, it is an adventure of the senses packed with food, fun, and familiar faces.
In Lyon, Luke cooks alongside the country’s top chefs and home-cooks. He travels along France’s famed southern coastline from Nice to Biarritz and experiences the generosity of the locals as they not only open up their homes but also share their treasured family recipes. Luke’s journey will also take him through the iconic Loire Valley and later to Brittany where he enjoys French food heritage at its finest.
On his journeys, Luke will uncover the Gallic influences in Vietnamese cuisine and learn about the art of regional French cooking from locals he meets along the way.
Discover France’s diverse cuisine as Luke whips up tantalising dishes including classic recipes like melted goat’s cheese on sourdough and French-Vietnamese fusion cuisine. Join him as he unearths a whole new side to French food culture and lifestyle, matching culinary prowess with incredible local produce.
Catch the best of French and Vietnamese cuisine in LUKE NGUYEN’S FRANCE every weekday at 8pm, only on TLC!