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One of the world's best patisserie chefs reveals the secrets behind making fabulous desserts good enough to grace the swankiest of dinner parties

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One of the world's best patisserie chefs reveals the secrets behind making fabulous desserts good enough to grace the swankiest of dinner parties

Series 2 Summary

Eric Lanlard travels to France, Austria and Russia to examine the legacy of Marie-Antoine Careme, the world's first celebrity chef, and, of course, to make some sumptuous desserts.

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    Episode 1 - Who Was Careme?

    Eric visits Michel Roux Jnr at his Michelin-starred restaurant Le Gavroche. They discuss Careme's influence on patisserie and how he became famous cooking for Napoleon, Tsar Alexander and the Prince Regent.

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    Episode 2 - French Revolution

    Eric visits Versailles Palace to understand the roots of the French Revolution, and bakes revolution-themed cupcakes for a dinner party in Paris.

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    Episode 3 - The Rise of the Celebrity Chef

    Eric examines the humble beginnings of Marie-Antoine Careme, who was abandoned as a child in Paris but ended up cooking for Napoleon.

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    Episode 4 - Napoleon's Wedding

    Eric tells the story of Napoleon's grand wedding to an Austrian princess, and asks why Marie-Antoine Careme stormed out of the kitchen.

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    Episode 5 - The Russians Are Coming

    Eric visits the setting of Britain and Russia's victory celebration over Napoleon, in Champagne, where Marie-Antoine Careme cooked for the Tsar and Wellington.

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    Episode 6 - The Congress of Vienna

    Eric Lanlard learns about Marie-Antoine Careme's role in the Congress of Vienna, where he cooked for the most influential politicians and aristocrats of the time.

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    Episode 7 - Vienna and the Spoils of War

    Eric Lanlard takes a tour of Vienna's famous coffee houses, finding out about the history of the famous café culture in this beautiful city.

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    Episode 8 - Regency Britain

    Eric Lanlard visits the kitchens of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, where the Prince Regent paid a fortune for Marie-Antoine Careme's services.

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    Episode 9 - Careme in Russia

    At the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Eric Lanlard learns about Marie-Antoine Careme's eventful stint cooking for Tsar Alexander, and how he ended up inventing dessert.

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    Episode 10 - Careme's Legacy

    Eric Lanlard discovers how Marie-Antoine Careme ended his days cooking for the most powerful family in the world, the Rothschilds, and completing his now legendary cook books.

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One of the world's best patisserie chefs reveals the secrets behind making fabulous desserts good enough to grace the swankiest of dinner parties

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