French gastronomy: The origin of haute cuisine

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This week, we focus on French gastronomy as we save a thought for France’s restaurant owners, staff and catering company, which are struggling through the Covid-19 crisis. We look back at the history of haute cuisine, from the first known recipe to the publication of the Michelin guide. We also take you around the Château de Valençay, where fine dining was used as a political weapon in the 19th century. Finally, check out one of the best culinary schools in Paris, where budding chefs from around the world absorb the expertise of French masters.