Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Cook Book

The Restaurant, Series 2 Episode 12 of 15

Amateur cooks compete for the opportunity to go into business with distinguished chef and restaurateur Raymond Blanc.

The British spend over 70 million pounds on books about food each year. For chefs and restaurants glossy cook books can boost trade, so Raymond wants to challenge the couples to come up with cook books that promote their restaurant concepts.

First they have to cook their dishes to perfection, then get some of Britain's top food photographers to shoot them. Rules of food photography go out of the window along with some simple English and common sense. The resulting promotional pages perplex the biggest book buyers in the country and there is surprise when they finally make their judgements.

When Raymond confronts the couples with the errors of their ways only two couples can survive, because one restaurant is definitely going to close.

55 minutes

Last on

Thu 16 Oct 2008 20:00
BBC Two except Yorkshire


Role Contributor
PresenterRaymond Blanc
Executive ProducerChloe Solomon
Executive ProducerPatrick Uden