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 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 5

Lyon

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

Tuesday
Jan 17
8:30am | 7:30c
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 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 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 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 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

Crispy Skin Chicken with Master Stock

Beef Pastry Snails (Fleischnacka)

Bresse Chicken in Yellow Wine

Pigeon with Gingerbread (Pigeon au Pain d'Epices)

Wok-Tossed Crab in Tamarind Sauce

Stuffed Sardines (Sardine Farcies)

Crottin Chaud Sur Toast (Melted Goat Cheese on Sourdough)

Onion Tart

Slow-Roasted Goat Baguette (Chevre Roti Sur Baguette)

Pan-Seared Scallops in Seaweed Butter

Gateau Basque

Salt and Pepper Cuttlefish

Pork Neck with Spring Vegetables

Nicoise Salad (Salade Nicoise)

Stuffed Squid in Black Ink Sauce

Vietnamese Steak Tartare

Sebastian's Rabbit Cooked in Red Wine

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

Slow Roasted Goat with Lemongrass, Chiles and Preserved Bean Curd

Lyonnaise Salad (Salade Lyonnaise)

Three Fish with Choucroute (Choucroute de la Mer)

Fried Zucchini Flowers (Beignet de Fleurs de Courgette)

Veal in Red Wine (Veau au Vin Rouge)

Caramelized Mackerel

Hot Oysters in Creamy Beurre Blanc

Wok-Tossed Langoustines with Sea Beans and Oyster Sauce

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About the Host

Luke Nguyen

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