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Episode 13: France

A World of Taste: Kitchen Dialogues

France is a country full of art, fashion, literature, film, architecture, etc. are all at the cutting edge of the times. While French cuisine gives an impression of elegance and sophistication, this episode's French Executive Chef Nicolas Boutin has been practicing cooking all over the world for many years, and in 2013 he stopped in Hong Kong to start another stage of his career. Nicolas likes the rhythm of life in Hong Kong, and can also find a personal quiet place in the prosperity.

The Croque Monsieur that first appeared, Nicolas can already highlight the French taste with simple ingredients. In addition, Pork Belly glazed with Caramel Jus and Roasted Yellow Chicken is a combination of skills and the French cuisine of the mind. And the combination of Beef Tartare can definitely appreciate the chef's creativity.

A World Of Taste: Kitchen Dialogues

Food is a fundamental need of human beings and a common language between races and cultures. French cheese, Kosher bread, Turkish kebap, Spanish tortilla, Brazilian chicken pie, Russian soup Borscht and a lot more are always on the list of country signature food. Placing dishes around the globe on you dining desk brings you a brand new journey towards to world. As an international city, Hong Kong has such a diverse cultures and countless choices of food from different countries. You can find restaurants always ready for your enjoyable meals on roads and alleys. For sure native chefs are the key of presenting the features of food cultures and backgrounds. Hong Kong has been alluring foreign chefs to stay, work and live here. How can they fit themselves into the community through delicious food? In what way can they keep the characteristics of their own cultural cuisines and suit them to the tastes of Hong Kong people at the same time? How can they balance the variations of food culture between places? Are they having a different lifestyle in Hong Kong comparing to their home countries?

‘A World Of Taste: Kitchen Dialogues’, a 14-episode half-hour series programme, is going to bring you a further understanding on foreign cultures through fabulous country cuisines in Hong Kong as well as how social inclusion applies, the livings and social involvement of native chefs here.
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