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We have many things in common with our French neighbours: a passion for rugby, the colours of our flags and a love of dogs. But it’s fair to say we don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to cuisine. However, there is one meat that we both love equally. It’s the epitome of comfort, and it shows up in an astonishing number of delicious dishes: chicken. Marcus wants to give the French a run for their money with a new take on our most popular Sunday lunch - roast chicken. But first, he needs the perfect poulet, so he visits local farmer Alex to check out the local poultry. \n\nWhile there, he gives a masterclass in how to portion a whole chicken, the ultimate cost-saving tip. Next, he’s after the perfect accompaniment to chicken, so he visits a local organic winemaker to help crush this year’s grape harvest and discover the secrets of Provençal wine.\n\nAfter that, Marcus settles on a chicken dish. It’s comforting, delicious and simple. It’s a cheat's chicken bourguignon with red wine, and who better to test it out on than Alex the chicken farmer and Bastien the winemaker.

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