Luke Nguyen's Memories of France
Acclaimed chef Luke Nguyen revisits his journey discovering the culinary wonderland of France, which helped shape his ancestral home, Vietnam. Over the one hour program, Luke looks back at his explorations throughout France and the wonderful people he met. Beginning in Paris, Luke meets with family and friends to discover Parisians passion for food, decadence and tradition. Leaving the capital, Luke heads east to the imposing medieval architecture of Strasbourg and unique culinary customs of Alsace. In the dewy mountains of the Franche-Comté, Luke tastes age-old recipes with Michelin-star chefs and uses local produce to create dishes with his signature Vietnamese twist. In France’s gastronomic capital, Lyon, Luke cooks alongside the country’s top chefs and home-cooks. Skirting France’s famed southern coastline, from Nice to Biarritz, local characters open their homes and share family recipes with Luke. Luke’s journey takes him through the iconic Loire Valley and finally to Brittany where he enjoys French food heritage at its best. Luke’s passion for food coupled with his disarming nature unearths a side to France’s food culture and lifestyles that has rarely been seen.