Rick's latest cookery book is a celebration of Secret France and will make you fall in love with French food all over again. Rustic recipes discovered off the beaten track by Rick during the accompanying BBC TV series, including ficelle picarde (savoury pancakes with mushroom and Gruyère), poached lobster risotto, duck burgers with matchstick potatoes and tarte Flambee with apples.
Here’s what Rick says about Secret France:
“My friends tell me that France is no longer the place for good food. They say the towns and villages that have been touched by tourism are now all the same. But I guess I’m a bit of a romantic and I’d like to prove them wrong. So I’m going to get off the beaten track and take to the backroads of France – meandering the length and breadth of a hopefully less discovered France that still cherishes the best of its past and is creating modern exciting dishes that are still unmistakably French. It’s a journey I know a lot of my viewers would like to take and I hope we won’t be disappointed.”