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 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
Jan 17
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Apr 11
7am | 6c
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 9

Loire Valley

Luke Nguyen continues his journey around the oyster island of D'Oleron before exploring the food traditions of the Loire Valley.

Tuesday
May 23
8am | 7c
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
Season 1, Episode 2

Paris II

Luke Nguyen digs deeper into Parisian food culture and life.

Tuesday
May 23
9:30am | 8:30c

Most Popular Recipes

All Luke Nguyen's France Recipes

Three Fish with Choucroute (Choucroute de la Mer)

Asparagus with Mousseline Sauce

Spring Vegetables and Foraged Herb Salad (Legumes de Printemps)

Razor Clams in Coconut Broth

Veal in Red Wine (Veau au Vin Rouge)

Chicken Liver Cake (Gateau Foie de Volaille)

Hot Oysters in Creamy Beurre Blanc

Laurent's Ca Kho

Wood-Fired Fouee with Goat Cheese

Lyonnaise Salad (Salade Lyonnaise)

Stuffed Squid in Black Ink Sauce

Slow Roasted Goat with Lemongrass, Chiles and Preserved Bean Curd

Onion Tart

Fried Zucchini Flowers (Beignet de Fleurs de Courgette)

Salt and Pepper Cuttlefish

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

Beef Pastry Snails (Fleischnacka)

Stuffed Sardines (Sardine Farcies)

Crottin Chaud Sur Toast (Melted Goat Cheese on Sourdough)

Lemongrass Eel in Coconut Saffron Sauce

Bresse Chicken in Yellow Wine

Georgiana's Fish Soup

Pork Neck with Spring Vegetables

Gateau Basque

Slow-Roasted Goat Baguette (Chevre Roti Sur Baguette)

Wok-Tossed Langoustines with Sea Beans and Oyster Sauce

Caramelized Mackerel

About the Host

Luke Nguyen

Meet Luke Nguyen, host of Luke Nguyen's Vietnam and Greater Mekong.

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