Escape with TV chef &
cookbook author Rachel Khoo
Season 1, Ep. 3
Today’s guest launched an incredible culinary career from a tiny Parisian apartment.
Rachel Khoo is a British cookbook author and TV chef who packed up her life in London to pursue her dream of studying pâtisserie at the world-famous Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris.
In 2012, Rachel became a household name with her bestselling cookbook, The Little Paris Kitchen, but it was her hit BBC TV show that had us falling head over heels for Rachel’s vintage style, Parisian lifestyle and simple French fare served with creative flair. Numerous cookbooks and television shows have since followed.
In the latest chapter of her gastronomic adventures, Rachel has bid au revoir to France and traded croissants for cardamom buns as she’s now settled in Stockholm. Her culinary journey takes us from the snow-capped Austrian Alps to deep within the Malaysian jungle. She also shares her fascination with Tokyo’s convenience stores and her love of long summer days spent foraging for cloudberries in the Swedish forests.
RACHEL KHOO’S CULTURE GUIDE
Amelie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (film)
Shakespeare and Company, Paris
The Austrian Alps
Marché d'Aligre, Paris
If you’re interested in exploring whether going vegan will save the planet, you can find Rachel Khoo's new 8-part podcast series A Carnivore’s Crisis available on Audible. You can also keep up to date with her latest projects at rachelkhoo.com
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