Rachel Khoo


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April 2nd, 2012

Episode 3 of the Little Paris Kitchen

The finest ingredients destined for the dinner tables and beyond all come from the world’s largest wholesale market just south of Paris in Rungis. This week, I take a trip there and attempt to persuade some stubborn butchers to change their breakfast habits with my Japanese twist on the classic steak tartare. I also pay a visit to Marie-Anne Cantin, one of the best fromagères in Paris, where she helps me pick out a cheese for my version of a tartiflette – delicious cheesy potato nests.

If you’re like me and enjoy making simple foods that make the most of good ingredients, then you’ll love my fig and chicken liver salad, a simple, but elegant dish that makes a fabulous spring starter. I also take a quick trip to one of Paris’s oldest bistros, La Fontaine de Mars, where I taste chef Pierre’s signature cassoulet. I put my own twist on the his dish and transform it into a light and quick soup with all the flavors of this hearty southwest France staple, but none of the hassle.  For dessert, I get the chance to create my very own chocolate bar, which is perfect for my most decadent dinner party dessert, chocolate mousse.

Take a look at how to make my version of France’s tartiflette.

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Enjoy the music from this week’s episode!

Amado Mio – Pink Martini

A Cenury of Fakers – Belle & Sebastian

Si tu vois ma mere – Sidney Betchet

Blister in the sun – Nouvelle Vague

Ever Fallen in Love – Nouvelle Vague

La Gloria – Gotan Project

La Conga Blicoti – Edmundo and his Rumba Band

Tu  Misterio – Gotan Project

Menilmontant – Charles Trenet

Tu Es – Mathieu Boogaerts

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall – Ella Fitzgerald

Verlaine – Charles Trenet

Riddim I like – Asian Dub Foundation

Back to Front (Instrumental) – Eliza Doolittle

The Sun – Baxter Dury

Go Home (Instrumental) – Eliza Doolittle

Skinny Genes (Instrumental) – Eliza Doolittle


Episode 3 of The Little Paris Kitchen aired on Monday 2nd April at 8.30 pm on BBC2. It was repeated on BBC One at 11.30 am on Saturday 7th April.

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6 thoughts on “Episode 3 of the Little Paris Kitchen

  1. Have been really enjoying your programme on TV, Rachael. Keep up the good work and we may see you in Little New Zealand one day? :)

  2. Rachel, I love the show, it is simple and you make every meal look so easy to prepare. I got the book, it will arrive next week and I just hope to get the same delicious dishes :)

  3. Rachel et al — I have been looking for your recipe for your fig and chicken liver salad (from episode 3) to forward to my mother who adores both of the main ingredients, however I have not been able to locate it. Please advise. Cheers! Stevie

  4. Hi Rachel,Desperately trying to find your white chocolate rocky road recipe from one of your tv shows shown in NZ. Could you please advise where I may find this recipe.
    Cheers Margaret.

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