French Cooking in Ten Minutes (5)
5th January, 1995

Edouard de Pomiane’s romance with food, and with a mysterious woman, continues in this adaptation of the 1930s classic French Cooking in Ten Minutes. It is July 1930. A Polish doctor in Paris lets us into the secrets of his speedy yet elegant cooking, as well as giving a discrete glimpse into his private life.

Nick Cooper had the brilliant idea of dramatising a cookery book, specifically the 1930s classic French Cooking in Ten Minutes. In each episode, the writer of the book, Edouard de Pomiane, cooks a 3 course meal for two in ten minutes. Why? That is the mystery which sustains the series. It was made for BBC2 and screened between 10.20 and 10.30 over six weeks.