Rachel Khoo

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August 6th, 2014

Flavour of the month – Easy freezes

Each and every summer I vow to myself that my ice cream machine will be removed from the back of the cupboard, dusted off and finally made the most of. I envisage whipping up homemade fruity sorbets and churning vanilla seed-heavy custards to my heart’s content. But while [...]

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July 2nd, 2014

Flavour of the month – Lavender

Forget those little lavender scented drawer sachets, there’s far more to that fragrant shrub than making your socks and sweaters smell like a summer’s day in Provence. I have been championing the culinary use of this herb since ‘The Little Paris Kitchen’ (you can [...]

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January 31st, 2014

Ingredient of the month – Blood orange!

Whilst it may not have the most appetising of names, blood orange sure does make up for it in flavour. Citrus x sinensis, you are my latest ingredient of the month! Like most of my favourite ingredients, blood oranges are a beautiful addition to both savoury flavours, as [...]

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October 9th, 2013

Ingredient of the month – Blackberries!

Often losing the spotlight to its more prolific and popular cousins – raspberries and blueberries – the blackberry (in my opinion) is a berry worth celebrating. Plump, juicy and sporting such a fabulously dramatic hue, the blackberry really is a beautiful fruit.

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September 11th, 2013

Ingredient of the month – Sweetcorn!

Some people plan their travels by the landmarks or historical monuments they want to visit. Me? I generally devise my international itineraries based on the food I want to eat! The latest ingredient to pop up on my culinary radar was sweetcorn in the States.

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August 7th, 2013

Ingredient of the month – Cherries!

Sometimes when it comes to dessert, simple is best. And right now there’s a plethora of deliciously sweet cherries around, the ultimate summertime dessert in my opinion. I couldn’t wrap up summer without featuring cherries as my Ingredient of the Month.

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July 9th, 2013

Ingredient of the month – Apricots!

When it comes to travel, trains are my transport method of choice. WiFi, lots of leg room, and no long queues. And the best bit? You can take on board all the food you like! Travelling via plane is a little bit more limiting. If there were no restrictions, I’d be the passenger on board with bags stocked to the brim of fresh fruit and vegetables! When I’m travelling a lot, I try to buy as much seasonal fruit as possible – and right now is the perfect time to sample delicious apricots in the Northern Hemisphere.

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June 13th, 2013

Ingredient of the month – Summer drinks!

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. When Fitzgerald mused about the pleasures of summer, chances are high that he was midway through a chilled beverage, potentially on a French terrace.

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May 13th, 2013

Ingredient of the month – Salmon!

Salmon, you’re my ingredient of the month this May! I have to say that right now is absolutely the best time of year to get your hands on the freshest salmon around. Whether you plan on grilling it on the barbecue, tossing it through a salad, or adding to a baked dish topped with cheese – you can be quite confident that you’ll be able to whip up a simple and delicious dish with good-quality salmon. My tip? Keep it simple and let the flavour do the talking.

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April 15th, 2013

Ingredient of the month – Rhubarb!

Let’s say bonjour and bienvenue to rhubarb, a vegetable (commonly mistaken for a fruit!) that takes centre stage in the spring. For foodies, springtime in France is truly a fabulous time of year. It’s the chance for new recipes to be invented, trialed and tested – to coincide with ne

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