8 x 1/2 hr
After rekindling his passion for food in the French countryside, John Burton Race has come back to Britain and now he’s eager to get back into the kitchen. With the support of his wife, Kim, and his six children, he has decided that instead of returning to the high-pressure cauldron of the London culinary world, he wants to open a restaurant in Devon.
The stakes are high. He and Kim will be investing their own money and starting from scratch. We follow the family’s fortunes as they sell their house in Reading and start their new life in the country.
From the purchase and restoration of the New Angel in Dartmouth, to the creation of a new style of regional based British cuisine and a new way of eating that chimes with the local-is-best zeitgeist, Return of the Chef takes us into the heart of a family as they attempt to cook themselves some happiness in Devon.
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