The French are serious about food. In fact, the word cuisine comes from the French language. Their traditional dishes are rich and elegant, but French home cooking is at once thrifty and seasonal, combining an abundance of healthy ingredients with delicious flavourings. This sumptuous program follows cookbook author and world traveller Paulette Mitchell as she discovers the flavoursome world of French cooking. Paulette shows us a range of typical French ingredients, explaining their significance and use, and prepares some of Frances most popular dishes such as Croque Monsieur, Rustic Chicken and Potatoes, and Tuna Salade Ni?oise and Vinaigrette.