Celebrated chef Raymond Blanc invites the cameras into his kitchen to share his treasured cooking secrets. Filmed in the lively surroundings of his working Oxfordshire kitchen, the series features a range of inspirational and achievable recipes for cooks of all abilities.
In this carnivorous episode, Raymond shares his love of the art of charcuterie: cooked or preserved meats. To begin, wafer-thin slices of duck ham cured in herbs and juniper berries are joined by crispy lardons to create a delicious dish packed with crunch and flavour.
Next, a rich, buttery chicken liver parfait with a zesty, spicy coating, which is simple to make but satisfying to savour. Pot-au-feu is a one-pot French classic, a meaty medley slow-cooked in a velvety broth bursting with intense juices.
Finally, an eye-catching ham hock terrine showcasing a mosaic of marbled meat and vibrant vegetables served with tangy home-made pickles.
Charcuterie expert Alex McKay visits Raymond's kitchen to sample his cherished terrine, and Raymond also travels to Wales to meet James Swift, a passionate charcuterier who has developed a British version of one of Raymonds charcuterie favourites from home: saucisse de Morteau. Will it live up to the taste Raymond knows and loves?