TV AND CINEMA

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Papilles – The Television Series

The TV series Papilles introduced hundreds of thousands of viewers around the world to François Chartier and his aromatic science. Viewers learned how his theories apply to cuisine and wine pairing while having fun learning new ways to cook!

Papilles is a culinary television series created and hosted by François Chartier and his friend chef Stéphane Modat of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. It was broadcast on Télé-Québec starting in January 2012, then in 125 French-speaking countries on TV5 Monde. After sharing his aromatic science of food and wine through numerous books, François Chartier decided to share his knowledge of food and wine (and other liquids) harmonies by creating this series of 12 one-hour programs.

This project is an opportunity for the friendly duo Chartier-Modat to prove that science and gastronomy go hand in hand to create unusual, even mind-boggling harmonies that work every time!

From the concept to the first show

It took a few years to develop the series, from the initial concept to completion. Released in 2009, François Chartier’s Papilles et molécules is a benchmark work delving into his science of aromatic harmonies, offering a new way of approaching our food and wine pairings. But even then, Chartier already had the idea of formulating this project in a different way, adapted for television.

After an experience as a wine columnist on the program Curieux Bégin (still on Quebec’s public television network), followed by a meeting with Zone 3 producers and a lot of brainstorming, the TV show finally became a reality.

Papilles: a new theme and a new guest every week

The 60-minute format chosen by the team makes it possible to explore each topic thoroughly. A guest interacts immediately with the ideas presented. Imagine an entire show about cloves, peanuts, coffee, fragrances or camping! This is far from a classic culinary program! Each theme can lead to a variation of three or four recipes, all tested and approved by the guest, even when the pairings seem audacious. For Chef Stéphane Modat, the process was crystal clear: “We simply want to take people away from preconceived ideas.” François Chartier adds that “the goal is to jazz up day to day cooking. Mission accomplished!

Papilles, a TV series of 12 programs, will be a unique opportunity to broaden our horizons.

 François Chartier and Stéphane Modat have also co-authored the cookbook Les recettes de Papilles et molécules as well as the collection of four Papilles pour tous cookbooks, inspired by the aromatic science explained in the essential reference book Papilles et molécules.

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Papilles – The Television Series

The TV series Papilles introduced hundreds of thousands of viewers around the world to François Chartier and his aromatic science. Viewers learned how his theories apply to cuisine and wine pairing while having fun learning new ways to cook!

Chartier Biographie

BIOGRAPHY

To sum up François Chartier’s universe is to describe a rich and abundant career that touches on science as much as it does on gastronomy or the creation of new alcohols. Not to mention unique partnerships with the world’s great chefs, scientists, and producers!

L'éssentiel de Chartier

BOOKS

The creator of harmonies can be proud of his impressive bibliography, which includes nearly thirty titles (guides, popularization works, recipe books); several of them, winners of prestigious awards, have completely revolutionized the world of cooking, as well as that of wine and food harmonies, and they are published all over the world!