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The Little Paris Kitchen : Classic French Recipes with a Fresh and Fun Approach - Rachel Khoo

The Little Paris Kitchen

Classic French Recipes with a Fresh and Fun Approach

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Published: 20th March 2012
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Rachel Khoo was determined to get to grips with French cooking, so to learn more she moved to Paris, despite 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.

The Little Paris Kitchen includes all the big name dishes that you would expect in a French cookbook, such as Boeuf Bourguignon and Coq au vin, but it's not simply another collection of classic French recipes. It's the story of how Rachel discovered them, whether picnic-ing along the Seine on a sticky summer's night, having dinner with friends, chatting to her local butcher or baker, or experimenting with flavours in her kitchen at home. From a Croque Madame muffin, 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 really are.

Her 120 recipes range from easy, everyday dishes like Omelette Pipérade, to summer picnics and afternoon goûter (snacks), to meals with friends and family and delicious desserts including much-loved 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, proving that real French food is no longer something only served in fancy restaurants. With Rachel's help, 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 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 a Paris' (Paris' smallest underground restaurant) from her tiny kitchen.

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  • Great recipes (6)
  • Quality photos (5)
  • Great ideas (4)
  • Well written (3)

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    4.0

    every thing i expected

    By donnalee99

    from mid north coast nsw

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Great Ideas
    • Great Recipes
    • Quality Photos

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      Comments about The Little Paris Kitchen:

      item was a gift, very happy with it!

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      4.0

      An inspirational cook book!

      By Jewels

      from Bonner, ACT

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      • Easy To Understand
      • Great Recipes
      • Quality Photos
      • Well Written

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        • Becoming Inspired
        • Learning New Techniques
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        Comments about The Little Paris Kitchen:

        I bought this book because I enjoyed the cooking series and it did not let me down. Her personal antidotes and cooking tips inspire the reader/home cook to jump in with both feet and give French cooking a burl. Love the books presentation and layout.

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        5.0

        5 Stars, AMAZING

        By Gee Gee

        from Altona, VIC

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        • Easy To Understand
        • Fun
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        • Great Recipes
        • Informative
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        • Well Written

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          • Trying New Dishes

          Comments about The Little Paris Kitchen:

          Amazing book, great recipes along with interesting stories as the the dishes origins. It is definitely a must have!

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          Watched the show on the television and could not wait to get the book.
          No sooner had I hit 'send" and voilà my book had arrived

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            Great

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            4.0

            Fantastic Little Paris!

            By Iammzsue

            from Canberra AU

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              The book is fun and it is great seeing photos of Paris. Inspirational

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              The 'little kitchen' concept might be a considerable hindrance to most chefs, but Khoo has made the most of it. New York Times Rachel is an inventive chef ... who runs [supperclubs] to show off her immense culinary skill Huffington Post The fabulous fairy godmother of French cuisine Easy Living A fresh approach to classic cuisine Sun

              Introductionp. 6
              Everyday cookingp. 10
              Snack timep. 70
              Summer picnicsp. 98
              Aperitifsp. 124
              Dinner with friends and familyp. 152
              Sweet treatsp. 210
              French basicsp. 266
              CookÆs notesp. 276
              My Paris addressesp. 278
              Indexp. 280
              Acknowledgementsp. 287
              Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

              ISBN: 9780718158118
              ISBN-10: 0718158113
              Audience: General
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 288
              Published: 20th March 2012
              Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 20.0  x 3.4
              Weight (kg): 1.06
              Edition Number: 1