Rachel Khoo

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November 13th, 2014

Kaiseki in Kyoto and Home Cooking Japanese-style

Having spent the previous night in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, home to the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing and a display of neon advertising so bright it makes Piccadilly Circus look discreet, the tranquillity of Kyoto was all the more marked. There’s a curious dichotomy [...]

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March 2nd, 2013

Friday treat – lunch at The Ledbury

I’m not one to go to Michelin starred restaurants very often as they can be quite pricey and I prefer a laid back dining vibe. However I discovered that the Ledbury (2 Michelin stars) has a great lunch menu offer during the week (£35 – starter, main and dessert) and thought what better way to celebrate the half way mark on researching, writing and testing recipes for my next book than with a little lunch.

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December 13th, 2012

L’éclair de Génie

Forget macarons it’s all about éclairs in Paris. Just opened today by the pâtisserie chef Christophe Adam, L’éclair de Génie is offering a delicious selection of classic (chocolate, coffee, salted butter caramel…) filled éclairs aswell as some unusual [...]

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November 19th, 2012

Three snapshots from my weekend.

A weekend in London and a quick trip to the countryside to see my parents (no they don’t live in Downton Abbey a.k.a. Highclere castle – they live close enough to pop by for a visit).

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November 1st, 2012

Culinary Lyonnais highlights

I love hopping on the train (much more than getting on a plane) and turning up a couple of hours later in another city. Last week I was off to discover Lyon. Here’s a list of my culinary highlights:

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October 23rd, 2012

Two days in Biarritz, Bayonne and Espelette

It was an early touch down in Biarritz from Paris, just a 1 hour 20 flight down to this nook of the Atlantic coast, but seemingly worlds apart at a first glance. The rain was pelting down and at 8am it was still dark and blustery. Frankie and I headed off to roam the desolate streets of Biarritz in search of a hot drink and a sweet little something to keep us going til lunch.

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October 19th, 2012

A gastronomic tour of Madrid – Days 3 & 4

By Day 3 of our Madrid adventure, we had fully adopted and adapted to the Spanish schedule; breakfast started at a leisurely 11 onwards, lunch was somewhere around 3pm and dinner wasn’t even conceived of until well after 10. And with a lovely sun-filled terrace and a kindle full of literature, the afternoons welcomed reading and siesta-ing.

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