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Monica Galetti - Comfort Food

Food & Drink, Series 1 Episode 4 of 6

Culinary legend Michel Roux Jr and drinks expert Kate Goodman are joined by chef and author Monica Galetti as they set out to create Michel's perfect comfort food - his mum's shepherd's pie.

Food writer William Sitwell thinks the world's gone mad with its obsession for nostalgic food and journalist Matthew Fort celebrates the return of stodgy British puddings to some of this country's most sophisticated menus.

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Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Oct 2016 11:45

Kate's Drink choices

Kate's Drink choices
Kate Goodman chose these beers to go with Michel's shepherd's pie:

  • Timothy Taylor’s Landlord Ale
  • Samuel Smith’s Organic Best Ale
Or she strongly recommends trying the spoils of any of your local microbreweries. 
If you prefer wine with it, then these French reds might suit you:

  • Réserve des Hospitaliers Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône-Villages. France. 2009
  • Domaine Brusset Côtes du Rhône Villages Cairanne Les Travers. France 2010
Or hop over the border into Spain and try 
  • Palacios Remondo, Herencia Remondo Rioja Crianza ‘La Montesa’ Spain. 2009
If you are keeping clear of the alcohol then give this a go:
  • Sunraysia Apple & Beetroot juice

To complement Michel's floating islands Kate recommends a demi-sec champagne, here are a few to choose from:

  • Louis Roederer demi-sec champagne
  • Billecart Salmon, Demi Sec Champagne
  • Domaine de Durban, Muscat de Beaumes De Venise 2009


Role Contributor
PresenterMichel Roux Jr
ParticipantKate Goodman
ParticipantMonica Galetti
ParticipantWilliam Sitwell
ParticipantMatthew Fort
Executive ProducerPete Lawrence
Series ProducerHannah Corneck