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Raymond Blanc

Raymond Blanc is world famous French chef whose kitchen skills are self evident and his style is really compelling. The world renowned chef was born in Besançon, France, on 19th November, 1949. Raymond works as both cook and chef. After serving his apprenticeship in Maman Blanc’s kitchen, he became an expert in cooking both wholesome and simple foods. Also, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, the best kitchen of the world was inspired by the expertise and skills of the great chef.

Raymond Blanc is currently the chef and owner of Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons, which is a hotel cum restaurant in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England. There are two Michelin stars in Raymond’s restaurant. Also, the restaurant is on the top most position in Good Food Guide, where it scores nine out of ten.

Raymond Blanc recipes consisted of elevating and appealing dishes which are really great and inspiring.

Professional Career

Raymond Blanc started his career as waiter. From thereon, his career started to develop in the culinary world. After working as chef at The Rose Revived in Oxfordshire, he opened his very first restaurant by the name Les Quat'Saisons, in Summertown, Oxford. In the year 1981, Raymond Blanc came up with a chain of patisseries and boulangeries, called as Maison Blanc, which also comprised of cafes. Currently around Fifteen branches of Maison Blanc prevail throughout the country with one in Oxford and few in London. One of the popular Raymond Blanc recipes, i.e. Maison Cakes is available nationally. Thereafter, he opened another chain of restaurants by the name Le Petit Blanc in Oxford, in June 1996. He has also been seen on various popular TV shows like “Saturday Kitchen”, and “The Restaurant”.

Cookbooks of Raymond Blanc

There are several cookbooks in the name of the famous chef, Raymond Blanc. However, the two most popular ones include “Foolproof French Cookery” and “Cooking for Friends”. He is also coming up with another book soon by the name “Kitchen Secrets”. In all his cookbooks, the chef has come up with the best and exciting Raymond Blanc recipes, with the help of numerous ingredients.

Noteworthy Works

Raymond Blanc exposed all the tricks and techniques of haute cuisine, so as to come with show stopping food. His enthusiastic and passionate approach towards cooking motivated the viewer to get rid of their embarrassment and shyness and be creative in the culinary industry.

“Kitchen Secrets”, one of the popular series of Raymond Blanc, was filmed in the working kitchen of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, the famous restaurant in England, owned by the great cook cum chef. Here all the experiences of Raymond were shared with the young and dynamic chefs. “Kitchen Series” was not at all a complicated series and explained how simple food can be turned into the best wholesome food. Most of the Raymond Blanc recipes are very simple and can be easily followed by anyone at home. In each and every program of “Kitchen Series”, Raymond Blanc shares all his knowledge and passion for selecting the best produce. Also, he focuses on different kinds of ingredients like eggs, tomatoes, fish, tomatoes etc in each series of his, so as to come up with different kinds of dishes.

Raymond Blanc is coming up with a new book, Kitchen Secrets, which will be published on 14th February 2011, by Bloomsbury.

These days, the chef is busy in filming for the second series of “Kitchen Secrets” which is expected to return to BBC2 in early 2011. Exciting Raymond Blanc recipes would be revealed here, which would be more innovative and appealing.