Luke Nguyen's passion for food leads him out of Asia and into France, a culinary wonderland that shaped his ancestral home, Vietnam, and the lives of so many in his family. Luke unearths a side to the French food culture and lifestyle that has rarely been seen on television. Local characters open their homes and share family recipes, fusing the taste of France with that of Spain, Africa and Vietnam.
Season 1, Episode 1

Paris

Luke Nguyen embarks on a culinary journey through the heart of Paris, discovering Parisians' passion for food, decadence and tradition.

Tuesday
Jan 17
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 2

Paris II

Luke Nguyen digs deeper into Parisian food culture and life.

Tuesday
Jan 17
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

St. Malo

Luke Nguyen experiences life and food on the Loire River before finishing his culinary journey through France in the seaside town of St. Malo.

Tuesday
Jan 17
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 6

Marseille

Luke Nguyen heads to Marseille, the capital of Provence, to immerse himself in that city's food and art culture.

Tuesday
Jan 17
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 2

Paris II

Luke Nguyen digs deeper into Parisian food culture and life.

Tuesday
Apr 11
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Strasbourg

From Paris, Luke Nguyen heads to Strasbourg where he develops a taste for all things Alsatian.

Tuesday
Apr 11
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 4

Franche-Comte

Luke Nguyen's journey takes him to the Franche-Comté where he finds age-old recipes and experiences new levels of decadence.

Tuesday
Apr 11
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Lyon

Luke Nguyen heads to Lyon, the food capital of France.

Tuesday
Apr 11
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 6

Marseille

Luke Nguyen heads to Marseille, the capital of Provence, to immerse himself in that city's food and art culture.

Tuesday
Apr 11
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Nice

Luke Nguyen heads to Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, to immerse himself in that city's food and art culture.

Tuesday
May 23
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 8

Biarritz

Luke Nguyen explores France's southwest, sampling Basque delicacies in Biarritz and oysters on the island of D'Oleron.

Tuesday
May 23
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 10

St. Malo

Luke Nguyen experiences life and food on the Loire River before finishing his culinary journey through France in the seaside town of St. Malo.

Tuesday
May 23
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Paris

Luke Nguyen embarks on a culinary journey through the heart of Paris, discovering Parisians' passion for food, decadence and tradition.

Tuesday
May 23
9am | 8c

Most Popular Recipes

All Luke Nguyen's France Recipes

Razor Clams in Coconut Broth

Pork Neck with Spring Vegetables

Hot Oysters in Creamy Beurre Blanc

Wok-Tossed Langoustines with Sea Beans and Oyster Sauce

Beef Pastry Snails (Fleischnacka)

Crispy Skin Chicken with Master Stock

Sebastian's Rabbit Cooked in Red Wine

Stuffed Squid in Black Ink Sauce

Slow Roasted Goat with Lemongrass, Chiles and Preserved Bean Curd

Vietnamese Steak Tartare

Nicoise Salad (Salade Nicoise)

Asparagus with Mousseline Sauce

Gateau Basque

Pan-Seared Scallops in Seaweed Butter

Slow-Roasted Goat Baguette (Chevre Roti Sur Baguette)

Wok-Tossed Mediterranean Lamb (Wok d'Agneau a la Mediterraneenne)

Onion Tart

Salt and Pepper Cuttlefish

Stuffed Sardines (Sardine Farcies)

Bresse Chicken in Yellow Wine

Pigeon with Gingerbread (Pigeon au Pain d'Epices)

Wok-Tossed Crab in Tamarind Sauce

Crottin Chaud Sur Toast (Melted Goat Cheese on Sourdough)

Lychee and Lemongrass Bavarois (Bavarois a la Citronelle et au Litchi)

Lemongrass Eel in Coconut Saffron Sauce

Wood-Fired Fouee with Goat Cheese

Lyonnaise Salad (Salade Lyonnaise)