The Little Paris Kitchen: 120 Simple But Classic French Recipes
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The Little Paris Kitchen: 120 Simple But Classic French Recipes

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by Rachel Khoo
     
 

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Rachel Khoo moved to Paris, studied patisserie, fell in love with the city, became a restaurateur in a very tiny space, then, a television star, and is now a bestselling author! Not every lover of Paris experiences this career trajectory, but cooks of all skill levels with a taste for French fare will be inspired by The Little Paris Kitchen to try an updated

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Rachel Khoo moved to Paris, studied patisserie, fell in love with the city, became a restaurateur in a very tiny space, then, a television star, and is now a bestselling author! Not every lover of Paris experiences this career trajectory, but cooks of all skill levels with a taste for French fare will be inspired by The Little Paris Kitchen to try an updated approach to French cuisine. In this charming cookbook, Khoo demystifies French cooking with 120 enticing recipes for simple, classic, and fresh French dishes, from gouter (snacks) to elegant desserts. More than 100 breathtaking photos from celebrated photographer David Loftus shine a spotlight on the delicious food and the City of Light, and capture Khoo interacting with her purveyors and friends. We all can't have springtime in Paris. But we all can enjoy this delectable, do-able food!

Editorial Reviews

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"This cookbook offers plenty of visual inspiration for Francophiles who like rustic, honest foods. Already popular abroad, it's a nice introduction to French home cooking." - Library Journal

'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

Library Journal
With her first English-language cookbook, Khoo (Pâtes à Tartiner) joins the ranks of design-minded women who have turned business savvy and culinary passion into a creative career. A former fashion publicist who left London to study patisserie in Paris, she is now a globetrotting "food creative" with a BBC television show filmed in her tiny apartment kitchen. Here portrayed as an effortlessly fashionable girl about town, she shares bistro favorites like Moules Marinières, Rillettes au Porc, and Crème Caramel. VERDICT This cookbook offers plenty of visual inspiration for Francophiles who like rustic, honest foods. Already popular abroad, it's a nice introduction to French home cooking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452113432
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
120,055
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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Rachel Khoo is a Paris-based food creative and star of the BBC show The Little Paris Kitchen.

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The Little Paris Kitchen: 120 Simple But Classic French Recipes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC! I had become bored with cooking, and here this little gem comes along. The recipies are interesting, well-written, delicious, and EASY. The photography and her little drawings are creative inspirations. I absolutely love this cookbook. Thank you Rachel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is an excellant companion to the series of TV programmes that were shown on the BBC in the UK. It easily dispels the secrets of French cooking with easy to follow recipes. To see the size, or lack of size, of Rachel's Paris kitchen gives you confidence when trying the recipes. If in the States, demand to obtain a DVD of the programmes. 'You can smell the French food from the UK.' I am sure you will have a similar experience in the USA. I am buying a copy of the book for my american bother-in-law, who has taken up cookery as a serious hobby. Roger Fish Cambridgeshire, UK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I&rsquo;ve read the entire book and cooked several of the recipes. From crispy rabbit with mustard to onion and cr&egrave;me fraiche tart. The recipes are excellent, straight forward (if you know how to cook), and fun to put together. This is food I use mostly for entertaining or just plain experimenting at home. The preamble to the recipes is interesting and worth the read. Many times there&rsquo;s no preamble at all or it simply misses the point. The ones in this book are not so long as to be numbing or make you avoid it, before getting to the good stuff. French cooking is a way of life not just a set of recipes. I think Rachel brings that aspect out in her book in an inspiring way. I rate this book as excellent for the following reasons: inspiring, beautiful pictures, mostly unique recipes, excellent recipes and interesting preambles to the recipes.
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