SHOW ON THE ROAD
James Martin’s French Adventure series saw the celebrity chef falling in love with France all over again. Catriona Burns checks in with the B&B owners who hosted him during his travels to find out more
Cover story At home with the B&B hosts who gave TV chef James Martin a warm welcome during his French adventure
Having learned how to cook in France, TV chef James Martin returned last year to “rediscover the food destination that has it all”, for his most recent television series, James Martin’s French Adventure. Embarking on the road trip of a lifetime, James bumbled along French country roads in Keith Floyd’s old 2CV, stopping off to explore the best in French cuisine in areas including Brittany, Dordogne, Languedoc and the Pays Basque. During his travels, the Yorkshireman stayed with local expats who were more than happy to give James, who had recently given up 5am weekend starts to host Saturday Kitchen, a warm welcome and a taster of French living at its best. Eating and cooking his way around some of the country’s most beautiful towns and villages, James soon was smitten with all that French life has to offer...