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Luke Nguyen's France

Luke Nguyen's France is a ten-part television series hosted by a Vietnamese-Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Nguyen, taking us on a culinary tour of France. Luke Nguyen starts his culinary journey in the country's capital, which is also its biggest city. Then he heads east to the imposing medieval architecture of Strasbourg and the unique culinary customs of Alsace. Luke Nguyen's journey takes him to the Franche-Comte where he finds age-old recipes and experiences new levels of decadence. Via Lyon, the food capital of France, Luke heads south. He travels to Marseille, the capital of Provence; travels to Nice, the jewel of the French Riviera. Then he explores France's southwest, sampling Basque delicacies in Biarritz and oysters on the island of d'Oleron. Luke Nguyen experiences life and food on the Loire River before finishing his culinary journey through France in the seaside town of Saint Malo.

Episode 01 - Paris 1
Luke Nguyen embarks on a culinary journey through the heart of Paris, discovering Parisians' passion for food, decadence and tradition.

Episode 02 - Paris 2
Luke Nguyen digs deeper into Parisian food culture and life. He sets up his kitchen on a friend's rooftop in order to cook pot-au-feu, the original version of the French dish that became Vietnam's iconic staple, pho.

Episode 03 - Strasbourg (Alsace)
From Paris, Luke Nguyen heads west to Strasbourg where he develops a taste for all things Alsatian. There he discovers the secrets behind Strasbourg's most famous - and controversial - dish.

Episode 04 - Port-Lesney (Franche-Comte)
Luke Nguyen's journey takes him to the Franche-Comte where he finds age-old recipes and experiences new levels of decadence.

Episode 05 - Lyon
Luke Nguyen heads to Lyon, the food capital of France. He makes a classic salad Lyonnaise after teaming up with celebrity chef Gregory Cuilleron, then explores Lyon's famous silk tunnels.

Episode 06 - Marseille
Luke Nguyen heads to Marseille, the capital of Provence, to immerse himself in that city's food and art culture. He hitches a ride to the local fish market with Marseille restaurateur Georgina.

Episode 07 - Nice
Luke Nguyen travels to Nice, the jewel of the French Riviera, where the fresh produce is as beautiful as the scenery.

Episode 08 - Biarritz and Ile d'Oleron
Luke Nguyen explores France's southwest, sampling Basque delicacies in Biarritz and oysters on the island of d'Oleron.

Episode 09 - Ile d'Oleron
Luke Nguyen continues his journey around the oyster island of d'Oleron before exploring the food traditions of the Loire Valley.

Episode 10 - Loire Valley and Saint Malo
Luke Nguyen experiences life and food on the Loire River before finishing his culinary journey through France in the seaside town of Saint Malo.


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