Blog

Enter For A Chance To Win Rachel Khoo’s “The Little Paris Kitchen”



THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to Melissa from Birmingham, AL!

Take a few minutes to check out Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen on The Cooking Channel and you’ll become a fan straight away. I first discovered her show a few months ago and have been following her ever since. Rachel is a British chef living in Paris; a food creative with a contagious passion for creating beauty in the kitchen. What I find appealing, is the way she makes French cooking seem so doable. Rachel creates beautiful dishes that are homey and down to earth—nothing too fussy—but always quite elegant. Her show is filmed from her tiny and very charming Paris apartment. She prepares and serves incredible meals in extremely cramped quarters with just a mini oven and a small two-burner stovetop. Check out the following clip and you’ll see what I mean…

“The Little Paris Kitchen – 120 Simple But Classic French Recipes” (Chronicle Books, 2012) contains easy instructions for creating familiar French dishes like coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon, but Rachel puts her creative twist on these traditional meals and makes them so much more approachable. She also has a ton of truly different salad dishes and sweet and savory open-faced sandwich recipes that can be prepared in under 20 minutes and look like a million bucks. In addition to stunning photography and lovely illustrations, tucked in here and there, are heartwarming stories about her life in France. Rachel shares her favorite places to shop for culinary supplies and background information about French culture. I love a cookbook like this one—it’s inspiring and not intimidating at all.

After spending the afternoon pouring over Rachel’s amazing book, I got myself into the kitchen to try my hand at a few of her recipes. I made her winter salad with goat’s cheese mousse and eggs in pots—both had a prep time of under 30 minutes and turned out great.

I love egg dishes – they're perfect for a satisfying meal at any time of day. These oeufs en cocotte (eggs in pots) are simple to make, taste amazing and present well. Crème Fraîche and eggs are seasoned with salt, pepper, nutmeg and chopped dill, baked in ramekins (or teacups) and topped with fish roe and fresh dill. Everyone loved this one (image from The Little Paris Kitchen).

Looking forward to trying her potato and pear galette with Roquefort (image from The Little Paris Kitchen).

Rachel's winter salad with goat's cheese mousse was one of the best salads I've ever had – so unique and very easy to prepare (image from The Little Paris Kitchen).

Love the illustrations too – very charming (image from The Little Paris Kitchen).

The photos are beautiful – makes me want to get on a plane to France right now (images from The Little Paris Kitchen).

Thanks to Chronicle Books for hooking me up with a copy of “The Little Paris Kitchen” for a Family Chic giveaway.

Enter for a chance to win this delightful cookbook by leaving your contact information in the “comments” section of this post or email me at camilla@family-chic.com. One entry per person, open to US residents only. Deadline for entry is May 31, 2013. Winner will be drawn at random and contacted via email. Good Luck!


Discussion

  1. Christine  May 19, 2013

    I’ve had this book on my wishlist for a while! Would love to win a copy.

  2. Bridgette  May 19, 2013

    I LOOOOOVVVVEEEE HER AND HER SHOW . I am an avid cookbook collector and her book is on the top of my wishlist

  3. Vanda Maria Eca  May 19, 2013

    I love your blog and this book looks wonderful!

  4. kristen  May 19, 2013

    Oooh! This sounds so fun! Thank you for the opportunity!

    klpeirce at yahoo

  5. Cindy Meador  May 19, 2013

    I love everything French and I have seen this cookbook and it would be divine to win it!

  6. Resa  May 19, 2013

    I will invite you over to dinner if I win! Actually, I’d invite you anyway. Hope all is well with the family.

    • camilla  May 19, 2013

      Resa – You’ve got a deal! 🙂

  7. Roseanna  May 19, 2013

    Oh, just love this little cookbook…I would make it a gift to my daughter to enjoy in her brand new kitchen!

  8. Jen  May 19, 2013

    Great cookbook – would love to have a copy of it and make delicious meals for my family – thanks for the opportunity!

    jensbackyard@yahoo.com
    jensbackyard.blogspot.com

  9. Elizabeth @ HobbyLobbyist  May 19, 2013

    Paris + cooking + gorgeous photos… Yes please, enter me!

    Elizabeth Parisi
    ekparisi@aol.com

  10. Julie Shannon  May 19, 2013

    So lovely!
    Thank you for entering me — winning a new cookbook would be wonderful inspiration as we begin the summer months…

  11. Elisha D.  May 20, 2013

    Would love to win a copy, the book looks awesome!

  12. Julianne  May 20, 2013

    I’ve wanted this book since it came out!! The recipes, pictures, and illustrations look fantastic!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  13. Dale  May 20, 2013

    This looks so lovely and inspiring!

    mackeyda at gmail.com

  14. Jana @ 333 Hand Lettering Project  May 20, 2013

    So many fun little sketches! Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering

  15. Amy  May 20, 2013

    I would love to own this book! Maybe it would help me with my lame cooking attempts 🙂

  16. marian boll  May 20, 2013

    This is something my son would go nuts for….cooking!!

  17. Amelia  May 20, 2013

    I love recipe books. And that one seems to be special!!

  18. Lynn  May 20, 2013

    I love her show!

  19. Meg  May 20, 2013

    Working my way through the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Would love to try this one next. Thank you for the giveaway!

  20. Lindsay Campbell  May 21, 2013

    Ohhhhh!!! I have been wanting this book! It looks so cute and elegant..at the same time! Design Sponge did a super cute little dinner party around this book. My email is linzcamp@gmail.com

  21. emilee  May 30, 2013

    Love a beautiful cookbook with a story.

  22. Erin Hutchinson  May 31, 2013

    Ooohhh! Thanks for the chance to win!