John Burton Race

John Burton Race is famous for his televised move to France with his wife Kim and their 6 children. This charted the chaos of family life while John tried to find his culinary roots.

John was born in Singapore and grew up in the Far East. As a child he would help the family cook, and he decided that he wanted to be a chef at a young age.

John's first job was in a Hampshire hotel. He moved on to cook and train at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons with Raymond Blanc. Whilst John was head chef at at Le Petit Blanc in Oxford, it was awarded a Michelin star. His next restaurant, L'Ortolan, in Berkshire, was awarded double.

John moved into the league of 'celebrity chef' with his series French Leave on Channel 4. A second fly-on-the-wall series charted the opening of his Dartmouth restaurant, The New Angel. The New Angel has recently won a Michelin Star and offers a range of cookery courses.

Books
Flavour First, Quadrille Publishing Ltd, May 2008
Coming Home: With over 150 easy to make recipes from Return of the Chef, Ebury Press, 2005
French Leave: A Wonderful Year of Escape and Discovery, Ebury Press, Jul 2004
French Leave: Over 100 Irresistible Recipes, Ebury Press, 2003

John Burton Race

John Burton Race's Recipes



 
Blueberry and Lemon Clafoutis
Blueberry and Lemon Clafoutis on Market Kitchen

A classic French dessert from John Burton Race is accompanied by a glass of sparkling blueberry royale

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
35 min

Curried parsnip soup
Curried parsnip soup on Market Kitchen

Spicy and warming, John Burton Race’s seasonal autumn soup served with parsnip crisps is an ideal antidote to the chill

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
45 min

Sticky toffee pudding
Sticky toffee pudding on Market Kitchen

John Burton Race shares a sweet family recipe passed down through generations

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr

Curried Coconut Mussels
Curried Coconut Mussels on Market Kitchen

Give your steamed mussels an Asian twist with this quick and easy recipe from John Burton Race

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Asparagus salad with wild boar proscuitto
Asparagus salad with wild boar proscuitto on Market Kitchen

John Burton Race celebrates the British asparagus season with a quickly prepared warm lunchtime salad

Avg user rating: 1 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Cod en Papillote with Boulangere Potatoes
Cod en Papillote with Boulangere Potatoes on Market Kitchen

Treat your guests to John Burton Race's individual parcels of steaming, succulent fish, topped with wild mushrooms, served on a bed of onion-spiked potatoes

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
1 hr 10 min

Duck Breast Sauté with Fine Beans and Pilaf
Duck Breast Sauté with Fine Beans and Pilaf on Market Kitchen

John Burton Race pairs honey-basted duck with buttered beans and a zesty braised rice

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Mackerel with Gooseberries
Mackerel with Gooseberries on Market Kitchen

John Burton Race complements rich, oily mackerel fillets with a ginger-spiked sauce and tangy tarragon-dressed salad

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Warm Salad of Quail and Bacon
Warm Salad of Quail and Bacon on Market Kitchen

The rich meat in John Burton Race's delicious salad is offset by the nutty flavour of the walnut vinaigrette and the creamy texture of quails' eggs

Avg user rating: 2 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
30 min

Dartmouth crab salad
Dartmouth crab salad on Market Kitchen

An impressive and stylish dinner party starter from John Burton Race with an intriguing mix of flavours and textures

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



advanced

Total time
1 hr