The garden of Alain Passard

Alain Passard is a truly great chef. His restaurant, L'Arpege, is one of the best, and most expensive, in Paris.

Passard uses only vegetables grown on his own, tiny, two-acre farm in the Sarthe, just outside the French capital.

The farm is worked according to strict biodynamic principles and ploughed by hand, behind a horse.

It produces slightly more than Passard uses himself, and he sells the rest to a handful of trusted friends.

Having spent a month working under him at L'Arpege, Pierre is one of the lucky few.

Racines is one of the only places you can taste these extraordianry vegetables without breaking the bank.