Rachel Khoo


Posted by Rachel

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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5 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

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