The Little French Kitchen is Rachel Khoo's love letter to her adopted country. Taking time out from her base in Paris, she decided to travel to the four corners of France, eager to find out what local dishes and ingredients she could track down on her adventures. And so this is not a book about the whole of France - only a multi-volumed epic could hope to do that - but about the trips that Rachel made around French villages and towns, the people who welcomed her into their homes, farms and food shops, and all the little culinary quirks that she stumbled upon along the way.
From the snow-topped mountains and spice-laden Christmas markets of Alsace to the winemaking region of the Dordogne, the dreamy vistas and sun-drenched vegetable dishes of Provence and the well-stocked larders and coastlines of Brittany and Normandy, Rachel visits some of the best-known foodie places as well as uncovering some hidden gems to share with you. Her delicious recipes include chicken in a pot with crispy garlic rice, pork and clams with cider and butter beans, spicy aubergine sticks with couscous, baked figs with walnuts, a beer-doused ham hock, buttery redcurrant pastries and spiced almond biscuits.
About the Author
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.
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The fabulous fairy godmother of French cuisine Easy Living A fresh approach to classic cuisine Sun More deliciousness Marie Claire
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 20th November 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 20.0 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.07
Edition Number: 1