Each dish of course is presented with it's very fancy French name, and features a mix of cold dishes ready to 'dish up' as well as others ready to pop into the oven or steamer to 'take care of themselves'
To round things off, how about a couple of slices of malt loaf liberally spread with margarine and if you are really lucky, the pièce de resistance, a selection of Mr Kipling cakes – apple pies, jam tarts and maybe a French fancy or two
Even on a day like French Mother’s Day today, I can’t ask for that gift. Recipe from BBC Good Food. The only consoling thought is that everyone seems to love a good carrot cake – now including French hubby, who normally only appreciates spices in a curry or tagine
Wine wise, without the chorizo I might say a French chardonnay. By the way I'm sorry if you like James Martin, but whoever thought he would make an acceptable 'face of cookery' for the BBC wants a horse whipping
You know, delicate French macarons in delicate pastel shades, as in the picture above. I'll give you the recipe (based on this one from the BBC Food website) because you may get on better than I did - or you may even be able to tell me where I'm going wrong
I usually buy Delicious and BBC Good Food every month and then a random selection of other ones. However if you fancied making this a simple one pot stew, you could just stir the raw kale into the stew about 5 minutes before the stew is ready and serve with some crusty French bread instead
Again, we have a traditionally French dish, given an original twist. Roux at the Landau is located at the Langham Hotel, Portland Place, literally across the road from the BBC's iconic building near the top end of Regent Street