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Rachel Khoo My Little French Kitchen: Over 100 recipes from the shores of France

My Little French Kitchen: Over 100 recipes from the mountains, market squares and shores of France

A new cookbook by the very popular Rachel Khoo who after the success of the cookbook The Little Paris Kitchen presents The Little French Kitchen, bringing her modern twists to classic recipes from around France.

Rachel Khoo launched her first book The Little Paris Kitchen and BBC2 television series last year and became an overnight success. We all envied her Parisian lifestyle, fashion sense and the delicious recipes cooked up in her tiny kitchen.

It was then that the nation took her to their hearts and now a new cook book is available…10 October 2013.

Rachel is exploring France and in effect takes her ‘Little Paris Kitchen’ on tour in the second book, Rachel leaves the capital city to travel to the four corners of France in search of the very best recipes in the country. From the snow-topped mountains and Christmas markets of Alsace to the wine making region of the Bordeaux, the dreamy vistas of Provence and the well-stocked larders of Brittany and Normandy, Rachel seeks inspiration in some of the best-known foodie places as well as uncovering hidden insights.

Recipes include:

  • pork and clams with cider and butter beans,
  • spicy aubergine sticks with couscous,
  • baked figs with walnuts,
  • beer-glazed ham hock,
  • caramelized apple bake and spiced almond biscuits.

Now we can join Rachel Khoo on her tour de France in The Little French Kitchen:

Rachel is a graduate of Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. It was her passion for patisserie that lured her to Paris, where she obtained a pastry diploma. She then put her skills to use at the delightful Paris culinary bookstore and tea salon, La Cocotte, where she catered for book launches and hosted cookery classes. Working as a freelancer, she now travels the world working on a variety of projects, from workshops to catering for huge blue-chip client events to smaller, intimate pop-up restaurants. Her first book was The Little Paris Kitchen, accompanying her hit BBC2 television series and writes a weekly recipe column for the Evening Standard.

Cooking TV programmes 2 Feb to 8 Feb 2013 UK

Cooking TV programs 2 Feb to 8 Feb 2013 UK

Saturday 2 Feb 2013

BBC1       10.00am Saturday Kitchen Live –       James Martin

BBC1       11.30am The Good Cook

BBC2       12.00am Indian Food Made Easy        Anjum Anand

BBC2       5.30pm The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

Sunday 3 Feb 2013

Ch4         9.30pm Sunday Brunch

BBC2       10.00pm Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

BBC2        11.30pm The Little Paris Kitchen     Rachel Khoo

BBC2        4.10pm The Great Comic Relief Bake Off

Monday 4 Feb 2013

Ch4         12.05pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals      Jamie Oliver

Ch4         12.35pm River Cottage Veg Heroes

BBC2      3.15pm Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey    Rick Stein

BBC2      7.30pm Great British Menu

BBC2      8.30pm Food & Drink    Michel Roux Jr  new 1/6 series

Tuesday  5 Feb 2013

Ch4         12.05pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals      Jamie Oliver

BBC2      3.15pm Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey    Rick Stein

BBC2      7.30pm Great British Menu

BBC2      8.00pm The Mary Berry Story

Wednesday 6 Feb 2013

Ch4         12.05pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals      Jamie Oliver

BBC2      3.15pm Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey    Rick Stein

BBC2      7.30pm Great British Menu

BBC2       8.00pm The Hairy Dieters Everyday Gourmets 2  Si King and Dave Meyers

Thursday 7 Feb 2013

Ch4         12.05pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals      Jamie Oliver

BBC2      3.15pm Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey    Rick Stein

BBC2      7.30pm Great British Menu

Friday 8 Feb 2013

Ch4         12.05pm Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals      Jamie Oliver

BBC2      3.15pm Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey    Rick Stein

BBC2      7.30pm Great British Menu


Enjoy great cooking……………………..

Rachel Khoo Paris shopping guide YOU magazine Sunday 19 Aug 2012

If you missed YOU magazine in the Mail on Sunday today, Rachel Khoo of The Little Paris Kitchen has a four page article about how to shop in Paris.

Originally from Croydon, Rachel moved to Paris aged 26. She slogged it out at a Le Cordon Bleu – and didn’t speak French!

Read about Rachel’s shopping recommendations at the YOU magazine website, where to buy a pastry, shop for ingredients, have tea, look for chocolate and buy those finest fashions.

Music, books, kitchenware, holidays – see Rachel’s take on the fashionable in Paris.


Our link to Rachel Khoo’s cook book – The Little Paris Kitchen.

Rachel Khoo The Little Paris Kitchen cook book

The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo is a wonderfully written cookbook that screams out for us all to slow down in our culinary rush to all that is modern and remember a little about how we got to where we are today.

Years back British food and ingredients would not what be anything like what we have available now. French cooking and cuisine was way ahead of anything we had experienced, only those able to frequent the five star French restaurants or those visiting France could enjoy such high standards. Times have changed and cuisine in the UK is very advanced – from the small to the large restaurants and various food joints, also this trend is reflected in cooking at home.

With TV cooking shows and cook books all advancing the level of our home cooking in Italian food, Curries and baking – what happened to French food?

Rachel provides an answer and calls us to consider 120 French recipes that are real French food and available to us all, not only in the specialist French restaurants of in France itself.

The Little Paris Kitchen cook book has a number of sections:

  • Everyday cooking
  • Snack time
  • Summer Picnics
  • Dinner with friends and family
  • Sweet treats
  • French basics
  • Cook’s notes

Rachel walks us through how she discovered the recipes and introduces the butcher, the baker and wine guide.

For each recipe Rachel discusses the background to the dish, lists the ingredients, gives a clear step by step guide to how to prepare the dish and includes tips for using the ingredients or varying the contents of the dish.

Some of the dishes in the book are:

  • Fig and chicken liver salad
  • Warm potato and apple salad with black-pudding crumbs
  • Pistou soup
  • Smokey fish bake
  • Steak tatare
  • Spring lamb stew
  • Pancakes with a caramel sauce
  • Citrus fruit cake
  • Bacon and egg tart
  • Olive bread
  • Rabbit liver pate
  • Beef bourguignon
  • Coq au vin

Read more about Rachel Khoo’s Littel Paris Kitchen cook book and see comments about the contents of the book.

TV Show: with amazing music.

Visit Rachel Khoo’s web site to read about the six part TV series on BBC2 that aired from the 19 March 2012 and see how to make a Croque Madame muffin, a visit to the top of the Grand Palais, the bread maker Christophe Vasseur, making Boeuf Bourguignon with baguette dumplings, visit Rungis, Europe’s largest wholesale food market, creating a Mousse au Chocolat,  see the art of oyster shucking and make a Soupe au pistou. A listing of the music appearing on the show is included.