Rachel Khoo

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February 4th, 2015

Flavour of the Month – Chinese New Year

After a fairly uneventful January (respect to all those who detoxed), February offers far more excitement on the foodie calendar. From Shrove Tuesday and Valentine’s day (which I realise is not technically food-related, but I thoroughly expect to enjoy a slap up meal), [...]

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January 7th, 2015

Flavour of the month – Light and Fresh

It’s only January 7th and by now I’m pretty sure you’ve been bombarded with diet tips, detox plans, juice cleanses and every other weight loss strategy under the sun. I prefer the French attitude to easing yourself out of the Christmas indulgence with a final hurrah in [...]

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December 3rd, 2014

Flavour of the month – Edible gifts

If the much-documented chaos and clamour of Black Friday was enough to put you off shopping for life, it’s time to consider the alternatives as Christmas draws nearer. I have long been an advocate of the edible gift, not simply because I love my food and suspect many [...]

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November 5th, 2014

Flavour of the month – Mushroom forage

I took to the woods to forage for mushrooms well before autumn had reared its golden-red head this year. I was in Sweden at the end of August, usually a time when I would be scrambling around the bushes with my granny-ish berry picker (a scoop with teeth which allows you to [...]

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October 2nd, 2014

Flavour of the month – Oven-free ‘cooking’ (video)

The other day I was reminiscing about my days in Paris prior to acquiring my microwave-sized oven (as seen on The Little Paris Kitchen). If you thought that studio apartment was small, its predecessor was positively minute. Catching up with an old friend from Paris in Tokyo [...]

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September 3rd, 2014

Flavour of the month – Grilled Cheese

One of the best things about London’s street food scene is that items previously considered trashy are being elevated to new gastronomic heights by passionate young entrepreneurs. It’s happened to burgers, hot dogs, mac and cheese, poutine, and now the humble grilled [...]

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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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March 21st, 2014

Ingredient of the month – Chilli!

I have many ingredients that I consistently turn to when I’m looking for inspiration, or a bit of a pick-me-up. And chilli is absolutely one such ingredient. Not the most popular ingredient with the French (they rather shy away from spicy food) I found myself sprinkling or [...]

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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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