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The Very Hungry Frenchman [DVD]

Raymond Blanc    Exempt   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Raymond Blanc
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 2 April 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00787QHRS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,483 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


RAYMOND BLANC is Britain’s most famous French chef, yet he has never cooked professionally in France. In The Very Hungry Frenchman, Raymond finally gets the opportunity to show us the country he loves so much and the French recipes that inspired him. In each episode Raymond will explore the distinctive produce and cuisine of a different region of France, before cooking a menu of traditional dishes for one night only. He will source the freshest ingredients from the people that know them best, show us how to make the dishes, and then together with his young British protégés, put them on the table in a local restaurant.

Will the French be as proud of him as we are?

Customer Reviews

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical 7 April 2012
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Raymond Blanc is one of those rare people who's passion and enthusiasm come through so naturally when he is on TV.

This series is in many ways a celebration of this passion.

We finally get to meet Mammon Blanc who is mentioned so often in Raymond Blanc's books.

We also meet interesting people, who are passionate about the food they produce, we see the beautiful French countryside and then of course there are the recipes.

However this is NOT just another cookery programme with step by step recipes, it is a celebration of regional food, and regional food producers.

This is a series that just makes me happy, it inspires me to get cooking and to connect with local and regional food producers and to enjoy life.

It is a real treasure of a DVD.

Very highly recommended indeed.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful 9 April 2012
By David
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Peppered with lots of "ooh la las" this is simply delightful. The recipes, although sometimes a little complicated are so worth the effort. The boeuf bourgignon is amazing. There are no extras on this two disc set but that aside it is a set you will play again and again. Looking forward to a second series (please!!!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for Francophile food lovers! 27 May 2012
By carol
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We watched all episodes of this programme at least twice. The DVD set contains the full 5 programmes, to be enjoyed at leisure. Beautiful scenery from some lesser known areas of France, presented by someone passionate about food, France and life itself. I spent a year in Besancon so particularly enjoyed the first episode. I have heard Raymond say there will be a second series so I can't wait: there are so many regions of France to explore!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray version? 3 April 2012
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Fantastic, really enjoyable series. Far more to this series than recipes, it's about the people, culture & history of the regions of France.

My quesion is... where is the blu-ray version? Cost cutting BBC again I suspect. Hopefully a blu-ray version will be released at a later date.

Second series please Raymond!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raymond is simply unmissable! 26 Mar 2012
Hubbs & I watched this avidly when it was on BBC2 and have now ordered it . It was such a treat to see the beautiful scenery and weather and good food and wine produced by the area he grew up in ,this was really just stunning we didn't want it to end.Raymond doesn't disappoint full of bonhomie as usual bless him!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Hungry Frenchman 3 May 2012
By allicat
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Loved it, the program concept was excellent of visiting different regions across France and providing a insight into the cuisine of the region, with a innovative twist. Raymond stayed true to the regional faire but what he brought to it was a different dynamic and a sense of his amazing culinary skills. It was entertaining with some quite humourous moments. Would recommend this series as a real highlight, if you love anything French and food!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 1 April 2012
By J Mac
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I totally agree with sue! This was a fantastic series from beginning to end and a 'must watch' in our house. Beautiful scenery and Raymond's passion for each regions produce, make this one of the best culinary shows produced by the BBC.
Constantly watched again on iplayer, so I am made up that it is now available on DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 18 Mar 2014
By S
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I enjoyed the series in TV and now I can watch it when I wish. Also good to refer to
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This man is just great.
What a journey- full or travel and culinary fascination. This man is just great.
Published 13 days ago by MrC Fox-Geen
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A very nice insight onto Raymond in france. A favourite dvd.
Published 18 days ago by Pete Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ever chef
I couldn't believe that he hadn't cooked professionally in France until I saw this prog. some time ago on the box. With Raymond, what you see is what you get
Published 9 months ago by dave
5.0 out of 5 stars The very hungry Frenchman.
'Ray White' at his very best, mistakes and all. Very natural, and a real joy to watch. We highly recommend this DVD.
Published 11 months ago by Spike815
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see for lovers of French food and French countryside
Wonderful programs: Raymond Blabc's enthusiasm is infectious and the French regions that he visits are, well, oo-la-la - don't miss this
Published 14 months ago by Keith A. Bond
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Raymond Blanc a realy nice and professional chef, next summer i will go to France on holiday (and maybe to Oxford) because of him.
Published 15 months ago by Mikael Bengtsson
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Best!
What a great character this man is! Outstanding cooking - great locations - and always, always, full of fun, together with an
expertise to bring all his young chefs to his... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Harriet Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Wait to Get to France!
We so enjoyed watching these 2 dvds of 5 episodes of Raymond Blanc's journey around France. Beautiful scenery, food, hospitality. Highly recommended.
Published 19 months ago by Arty Crafty
5.0 out of 5 stars A great series
My husband and I watched this on TV and both enjoyed it. I bought this DVD for my husband who is French and he's watched it several times. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Very very good what more could you ask for from Raymond blanc great chef great restraunts and great personality brilliant
Published 21 months ago by Caroline Jones
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