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HE FLASHED his eyes, pursed his lips, spoke in his gorgeous

HAPPY DAYS: Manu Feildel signs copies of his new book at berardos.
HAPPY DAYS: Manu Feildel signs copies of his new book at berardos. Geoff Potter

HE FLASHED his eyes, pursed his lips, spoke in his gorgeous accent and won over everyone in the

room.

Manu Feildel was in Noosa on Tuesday to launch his latest book French For Everyone, and to do what he does so well: Flirt.

The My Kitchen Rules judge and co-host talked to a sell-out lunch and dinner crowd at berardo's restaurant and while guests made their way through smoked rainbow trout, braised short beef ribs, and chocolate and pear tart created from his book, he charmed them with humour, flirting and talk of his various roles and the work that brought him celebrity status.

"I left school at 16 and joined a circus," he said. "Circus in those days was frowned upon so I went to England where I didn't speak any English. I knew I always wanted to cook and I wanted to cook the kind of food my mother cooked, good French dishes easily prepared in the home."

When asked if his new book contained classic French dishes such as coq au vin, French onion soup and duck confit, he said simple dishes from his childhood were what he called French

classic.

"You do not have to cook with a lot of butter and cream to create good French food. It is easy to create lighter dishes. French food doesn't have to be extravagant or fancy, just yummy."

On the eve of the grand final of My Kitchen Rules, Manu wouldn't be drawn into "who won?"

"For me the show is all about the food, not the personalities. If I think something is worth a two, it gets a two, if it is a 10, that's what it gets. It is never about the people."

And his favourite couple on the show?

"If I was going to meet up with anyone for a drink after the end of the show, it would be Paul and

Blair."


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