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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!