Gabriel Gate is a French-born and trained chef with an
international reputation as a cookery author, television presenter
and cookery teacher. Born in the Loire Valley in France, where his
father grew all the family's fruit and vegetables and made wine
from the small family vineyard, Gabriel learned the joys of cooking
from his maternal grandmother, who was an excellent cook. As a
young man, he trained from some of France's finest chefs, working
in Michelin-star restaurants.
He is the author of more than 22 cookbooks, which have sold more than 1.1 million copies worldwide, including A Taste of France, 100 Best Cakes and Desserts and A Cook's Tour of France. Gabriel has also presented cookery shows on television for the past 35 years, and over the last 12 years has produced and presented 'Taste le Tour with Gabriel Gate', a series of gourmet segments on regional French gastronomy screened during the Tour de France bicycle race in July each year.
On Bastille Day 2000 Gabriel was honoured by the French government with 'La Croix de Chevalier dans l'Ordre du Merite Agricole' for his contribution to French gastronomy.
Gabriel lives in Australia with his Melbourne-born wife, Angie.
"it's a testament to the diversity and originality of France's rich
culinary heritage." - Yours magazine
"Inherent practices in French provincial cooking.are captured by cookbook author and TV personality Gabriel Gate." - Country Style magazine