Friday, November 30, 2007

Anyone for French cuisine?

Jean-Christophe Novelli is one of Britain's most well known French Chefs. So far, he has won four Michelin stars - probably the most desirable and influential culinary rating in Europe.

This amazing chef will appear at the France Show where he will be delighting visitors with live cookery sessions. Read the full press release below:

Press Release:

Jean-Christophe Novelli, Britain's favourite French Chef, will be one of thestar attractions at The France Show 2008, which runs at London's Olympiafrom 18-20 January.

He will be conducting three live cookery demonstrations each day at the showwith his "mobile" Novelli Academy Cookery School, revealing the secrets thathave made him one of the most celebrated Chefs in Britain.

The Novelli master classes will be among the main highlights of an alreadymouth-watering line-up for the Olympia show, which is expected to attract30,000 visitors. It is being organised by Archant Life, publisher of theUK's three leading French lifestyle magazines - France, Living France andFrench Property News.

Miller Hogg, Regional Managing Director of Archant Life France, said: "Wehave had a wonderful response to the France Show so far from the public andare extremely excited about working with one of the world's greatest Chefs.For anyone with a love of French food, watching Jean-Christophe Novelli inaction is a must."

Jean-Christophe, who started work at the age of 14 as a baker in his hometown of Arras came to Britain in 1984. He is a Michelin and 5AA Rosetteaward winning Chef, whose attributes include AA Chef's Chef of the Year,European Chef of the Year finalist representing Great Britain and theprestigious Egon Ronay Desert of the Year. He won Restaurant of the Year onnumerous occasions and many other awards for culinary excellence.

In 2005 Jean-Christophe established the Novelli Academy, which was votedamong the 'Top 25 Cookery Schools in the World' within three months andoffers a diverse range of courses to suit aspiring cooks of all levels. Ayear ago he branched out again to open his first gastro pub, 'A Touch ofNovelli' at The White Horse in Harpenden.

During 2007 Jean-Christophe launched Novelli Wines - "I have always been aspassionate about wine as I am about food. As a chef, I know that if youserve the right wine with the right food you can turn a good meal into atruly great one. There is a wealth of small producers in France creatingwonderful, and affordable, wines. The France Show is all about sharing andappreciating everything that France can offer."

Jean-Christophe's new recipe book "Everyday Novelli" will be available from1 February 2008, from Headline Publishing, and advance copies can be orderedat the show.

The Novelli Food Theatre will be one of the main attractions at the FranceShow offering demonstrations of cookery to suit all palates. There will besix cookery demonstrations each day, three by Novelli, two by his protégé,Steven Kitchen and one by Franck Raymond, the head Chef of London's oldestFrench restaurant, Mon Plaisir.

Other highlights of the France Show 2008 include a huge property zone,London's largest French market and an extensive holiday travel fair, as wellas insights into French culture, language and lifestyle.

Visitors who pre-register can obtain free tickets or else pay £8 at the dooron the day. For your free tickets and further information about the FranceShow,visit the official website at

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