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Guillaume Brahimi

There will be Tour de France diehards who tune in to SBS’s coverage for the cycling, but it’s the Plat du Tour program, hosted by Sydney-based French chef Guillaume Brahimi, that will really whet your appetite. Taking viewers on a tour of French cooking, the series features 21 recipes that originate from the 21 regions…

There will be Tour de France diehards who tune in to SBS’s coverage for the cycling, but it’s the Plat du Tour program, hosted by Sydney-based French chef Guillaume Brahimi, that will really whet your appetite.

Taking viewers on a tour of French cooking, the series features 21 recipes that originate from the 21 regions correlating to the stages of the iconic cycling event. With the COVID-19 lockdown prohibiting travel, Guillaume filmed the segments in country NSW.

“We’re in the middle of a pandemic, so I couldn’t get to France, but we were able to create classic French recipes using great Australian produce,” he says. “It made me feel proud of my adopted country and where I live,” he says. Guillaume promises the recipes aren’t difficult and credits Australians with having an open mind when it comes to international food.

“Australians don’t anglicise their food,” he says. “There is a big migrant community, that’s second or third generation, and they know good food. I just want to share these recipes and for people to enjoy them.

“French cuisine is not difficult. It’s the backbone of so many dishes. All I can say is stick to the recipe – you really can’t go wrong.”

Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co butcher block

I love this so much. I use this breakfast, lunch and dinner, and sometimes in between. It’s nice and big and easy to chop on. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted it in my kitchen. It’s something I always use.

Buddha head

This was given to me for my 45th birthday. A very close friend and someone I adore and love a lot gave it to me, and now it sits in the garden, where I can look at it and enjoy it.

Mcusta Zanmai knives

My team gave me these for my birthday about four years ago. It was a very special gift, and I love using these knives.

Astier de Villatte incense sticks

These have such a beautiful scent, and I love to have them in the house, especially when I am working. It makes me happy.

Mud Australia platters

I just love everything they put out – every shade is beautiful. It’s amazing Australian craftsmanship.

Paddle board

It’s a privilege to live near the ocean, and I love to get out there with my paddle board

Le Creuset pots

Growing up in France, my grandmother had one, my mother had one, and, guess what? Now I have them. They do cost more money, but you keep them forever, so you’re the winner in the end.

Bassike blanket

My children bought this for my birthday a few weeks ago. It makes me feel nice when they buy me something so special. It’s also nice for them to be buying me something for a change – I love it.

Books

There’s nothing better than a house full of beautiful books, especially from some of the great publishing companies.

The Wood Room bell dining table

This is a present to myself. It was made to order in natural oak, and now I’m just waiting for the chairs I ordered from France to arrive.

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