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Saturday 25 April 2015

Roux Jr: New show 'accessible'

Michel Roux Jr presents the revamped Food And Drink
Michel Roux Jr presents the revamped Food And Drink

Michel Roux Jr believes his new Food And Drink show is more accessible than its predecessor.

The long-running BBC show, originally presented by Chris Kelly, wine experts Jilly Goolden and Oz Clarke, and the late Michael Barry, has made a comeback with the top chef.

Michel said: "I wouldn't want to denigrate the old Food And Drink because I used to watch it and was an avid follower.

"But I felt that one was very structured and formal and a bit too serious, whereas this is lighter and far more accessible to viewers."

He added: "This show is topical... It's a shame we weren't in the studios when the horsemeat story broke because we could have gone into that one in great depth."

Michel is also now running a cookery school, Cactus Kitchens, which will see fans forking out £895 to spend the day with the top chef.

"You spend around £900 for a full day with me. I think that's very good value, and we've sold out so far," he said.

:: Food And Drink continues on BBC Two on Mondays. For more information about cooking experiences at Cactus Kitchens, visit www.cactuskitchens.co.uk.

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