Tie-in to the 8-part Channel 4 cookery series directed by Pat Llewellyn.
John Burton Race was born in Singapore in 1957, the son of a British diplomat, and he spent his formative years travelling the globe, experiencing a multitude of cuisines. His family settled in Hampshire and his journey to create the most beautiful food began then, and encompassed sous chef at Les Manoir Quat' Saisons, Oxford and head chef and manager of Le Petit Blanc, Oxford. In 1986, John opened a restaurant of his own - L'Ortolan, in Berkshire, gaining and maintaining two Michelin stars from 1986 until 2000. From 2000 until 2003 he ran The Landmark restaurant, in London's Landmark Hotel, and reclaimed not one, but two Michelin stars within the first year of trading.
'With recipes such as truffled scrambled eggs, pears in honey and thyme and '3000 calories a smell' aligot, you'll pick up the book of the series for its beautiful photographs, but you'll read it for the infecious tales of family life in France', Red .'a gastronomic voyage. Besides musing on French and family life, this hardback is laced with classic French recipes', Time Out .'A delicious read...this book will help you bring a touch of France to your table', Heat .'It's like the Waltons in the Aude - one of those warm-feeling families that you want to be part of', France Magazine .'the must have cookery book', Good Book Guide