Rachel Khoo, a 31-year-old cook, could be the next success on the television chef scene.
With a bestselling recipe book ‘The Little Paris Kitchen’ (cake French recipes) and a BBC series, she is rising the top fame from a little restaurant in Paris, Belleville district, called La Petite Cuisine.
Rachel Khoo serves up a modern twist on classic French cooking
Rachel Khoo was determined to get to grips with French cooking, so to learn more she moved to Paris, not speaking a word of French, and enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu, the world-famous cookery school. Six years later, she still lives and works in Paris, cooking up a selection of classic French dishes from all over the country and giving them a fresh makeover with her own modern twists. From a Croque Madame muffin and the classic Boeuf bourguignon, to a deliciously fragrant Provencal lavender and lemon roast chicken, Rachel celebrates the culinary landscape of France as it is today and shows how simple these dishes are.
The 120 recipes in the book range from easy, everyday dishes like Omelette Pipérade, to summer picnics by the Seine and afternoon ‘goûter’ (snacks), to meals with friends and delicious desserts including classics like Crème brulee and Tarte tatin. It’s a book that celebrates the very best of French home-cooking in a modern and accessible way. Real French food is no longer something only served in fancy restaurants; Rachel will show how you can add a little French culinary touch to your everyday life at home, no matter where you are in the world, or how big your kitchen is!
About Rachel Khoo
Living and cooking in Paris, Rachel is the British Amelie of the kitchen. A graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, her passion for patisserie 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. She is also running ‘La petite cuisine à Paris’ (Paris’ smallest underground restaurant) from her tiny kitchen.