|Publisher:||Chronicle Books Llc|
|Publish Date:||Feb 2013|
|Number of Pages:||287|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||2.3|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.0 x 10.0 x 1.0|
With her first English-language cookbook, Khoo (Pates a 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 globe trotting "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 Marinieres, Rillettes au Porc, and Creme 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.
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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!