As the English countryside begins to wake up to a brighter day, the air is full of the scent of spring. Preparations are in full swing to welcome you back to our glorious Oxfordshire home Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. We will be open from the 17th May and we cannot wait to see you soon.
As always, you can find recipe inspiration and cooking tips in my recipes section. There you’ll find lovely light dishes for spring. This season is full of vegetables springing to life after a long winter under the soil. It is the season for colour.
I also hope you’ve enjoyed my new TV series – ‘Simply Raymond Blanc’. All ten episodes have now aired on ITV, however, if you missed any of them, or simply want to revisit particular episodes, you can do so on the ITV Hub. This series is full to the brim with simple, delicious, fuss-free dishes that everyone can make at home.
My new cookbook ‘Simply Raymond’ is coming out next week on 29th April and and I couldn’t be prouder. This book was written mostly during lockdown as I cooked in my home kitchen, reconnecting with simple dishes I love so much. I cannot wait to share it with you.
Wishing you all good health and peace. Here’s to brighter days ahead.
Welcome to spring.
Whether it’s a beautiful and light spring pea risotto for evenings at home with family, or simple and delicious crudités with a green pea vegan dip as a snack, this season is full of vegetables springing to life after a long winter under the soil. And you must not forget one of my favourite desserts, the glorious lemon tart… tangy deliciousness that is so simple to prepare.
Here are some of the exciting things coming up in my world
A new collection of over 100 simple, rustic and accessible dishes that deliver amazing results.
Raymond will be back on TV screens from Saturday 30th January for this 10-part series for ITV.
With a range of experiences to choose from, the highlight of each day will be the festive menus inspired by French Noël and seasonal English traditions.
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