Cooking French

I have to admit, I'm a bit obsessed with this new cooking show on BBC2,

Little Paris Kitchen.

 Think Julia&Julia in the form of a cooking show. Introducing, Rachel Khoo.

Synopsis: South-London girl moves to Paris with €800, enrols at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School and opens an underground restaurant in her 21 square metre flat. Her kitchen? 2 gas rings and a small cooker. The food? amazing!

I went to a similar restaurant in Budapest, no name on the door just an apartment with an open plan kitchen. We were seated around the dining room table, our place settings of mis-matched china and silverware, a menu of gourmet yet traditional hungarian dishes (with palinka of course). There was even a piano in the flat, which proved entertaining after a few glasses of wine. I love the idea of an underground restaurant, inviting people into your home for some good cooking! Have you been to a restaurant like this? If you know any in london, please let me know.

I picked up her cook book at whsmith the other day for £15 and it's half romantic Paris look-book/food porn and half recipes. Nicely bound in blue canvas. So far, so good but there isn't much I can cook without an oven (thank goodness we're moving next month!). Look this girl up!


  • I don't know about her cooking skills, but the kitchen sure looks great, I love this pattern, and the hanging accessories all around.

    What I would give to have a great-looking kitchen like that… It gives me the mood to cook :)

  • after watching her show, she gave me hope again that you can cook great meals in the tiniest kitchen ever. i don't know if you can watch on demand bbc in canada, but if you can, you should really check out the show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01f9r18/The_Little_Paris_Kitchen_Cooking_with_Rachel_Khoo_Episode_2/
    for a little taste of home ;)

    katie farrell

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