Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie

France: The New Guarde


Episode 31

A new generation of culinary talent is ignoring tradition and experimenting with techniques, reinventing French cuisine. Come with us to meet these iconoclastic young masters. One is changing the face of the French bistro at his restaurant, Le Chateaubriand. In the south of France, another chef is taking the organic movement into new directions on his farm. And we’ll visit a restaurant in a premier art museum, where the chef is creating iconoclastic dishes based on classic ingredients (foie gras and celery remoulade with popcorn, anyone?). Join us to find out why France could be on the verge of another revolution. Back in the Gourmet kitchen, we’ll see another innovation from French chefs: the Silpat, which has revolutionized pastry-making.