Raymond Blanc is a gastronomic icon, acknowledged as one of the finest chefs in the world. Yet his philosophy is endearingly simple: ‘My team and I aim to excel in what we do, but never to take ourselves too seriously.’

In this video, chef Blanc talks you through roasting in all its entirety, showing you recipes for beef, turbot, beetroot, pheasant and pineapple...

Take a look at Raymond's chef profile here.