Despite not knowing a word of French, Rachel Khoo decided to pack up her pots and pans and move to Paris six years ago. There she enrolled at the world famous cookery school, Le Cordon Bleu.
Rachel spent her days dreaming up recipes in her tiny little Parisian apartment, testing them on an even tinier hob and then inviting the public in (two at a time) to decide what will make the menu at her next event. Until the BBC arrived at her door.
Now a household name thanks to her TV series, The Little Paris Kitchen, and accompanying book of delicious, accessible recipes, Rachel has embarked on a new adventure - discovering the culinary secrets of the four corners of France. From the snow-topped mountains and Christmas markets of Alsace to the dreamy vistas of Provence and beyond.
Here she shares some of her favourite recipes from her cookbook, My Little French Kitchen (£20, Michael Joseph) with w&h...
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Satisfying, healthy low calorie meals - perfect for a light meal or for the 5:2 diet, including 300 calorie meals and 200 calorie meals
Christmas dessert recipes for an impressive finale, including orange and cranberry cheesecake, chocolate and Florentine torte and mulled berry tart
Christmas cheesecake recipes that will make a wonderful alternative Christmas dessert, including nougat cheesecake and a baked orange and cranberry cheesecake
Low fat dessert recipes including chocolate and coffee mousse, blackcurrant sorbet and zingy melon salad
Christmas cake recipes to make ahead of Christmas, including a simple traditional fruit cake recipe, Christmas cake recipe with a twist and ideas for how to decorate a Christmas cake