"Noir Et Blanc" is a groundbreaking album described by the UK & US press as "Fela Kuti-meets-Kraftwerk -on-the-dancefloor" and "in the same class as Byrne and Eno's BUSH OF GHOSTS". Resulting from a torrid encounter between Zairean singer Bony Bikaye, Algerian-born French composer Hector Zazou and mad scientists CY1, it also features wild guitars by Fred Frith and by Kinono No1 producer Vincent Kenis, who also mixed the album alongside Gilles Martin and Crammed founder Marc Hollander.
From his Oxfordshire kitchen, Raymond Blanc prepares his recipes for the biggest meal of the year. This Christmas, he creates a feast for friends and family, full of Gallic flavour but generously dusted with a frosting of British tradition. Golden goose takes centre stage, served with perfectly ruffled roast potatoes, chestnut stuffing and an intense orange sauce. A simple but elegant seafood chowder and a spectacular platter of Cornish shellfish with homemade mayonnaise would certainly grace the finest tables of France. And to finish, Raymond shares a true French tradition in a galette des rois - layers of puff pastry, almond cream, caramelised pears and a little surprise - a great dessert throughout the festive season.
Croc Blanc est né dans une meute vivant dans le grand nord, son père était un loup et sa mère mi-chien, mi-loup. Il est capturé par des indiens et il grandit sous la protection de son maître, Castor gris, qui lui enseigne la soumission. Croc blanc y apprend également la dure vie de chien de traîneau. …
RAYMOND BLANC is Britain’s most famous French chef, yet he has never cooked professionally in France. In The Very Hungry Frenchman, Raymond finally gets the opportunity to show us the country he loves so much and the French recipes that inspired him. In each episode Raymond will explore the distinctive produce and cuisine of a different region of France, before cooking a menu of traditional dishes for one night only. He will source the freshest ingredients from the people that know them best, show us how to make the dishes, and then together with his young British protégés, put them on the table in a local restaurant.