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 Piperade, to summer
picnics by the Seine and afternoon 'gouter' (snacks), to meals with
friends and delicious desserts including classics like Creme 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!