Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Raymond Blanc returns to BBC Two this summer with a new series about basic cooking techniques.
In Raymond Blanc: How To Cook Well, Blanc will show viewers how to master essential cooking skills, including roasting, poaching, frying, slow cooking, baking and barbeque and grilling.
Each programme will showcase five dishes – ranging from straightforward to restaurant standard – created using one of these techniques.
Blanc will also tackle misconceptions around types of cooking, showing for example that baking isn’t restricted to bread and cakes and be used to cook meat, fruit, seafood and even cheese.
Blanc said: “I’m very excited to be able to pass on my knowledge and expertise to help the nation become better cooks. By mastering these basic techniques anyone can learn how to cook well.”
Tanya Shaw, Commissioning Executive for the BBC, said: “There is no-one better than Raymond to take viewers back to the basics of cooking and enthuse them with his passion for food.
“His culinary knowledge is extraordinary, and who better than a double Michelin-starred chef to teach viewers how to cook incredible dishes.”