Rachel Khoo


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November 19th, 2014

On my bookshelf – 100 Cookery Postcards (plus giveaway)

Rachel Khoo - 100 Cookery Postcards cover

I have a vast cookery book collection, but there’s something about older books that’s really special.

Earlier this year John Hamilton, the Art Director of my cookbooks (The Little Paris Kitchen and My Little French Kitchen), and I were working together on the shoot of my next book, Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook. We were chatting away at the shoot and John told me about his exciting book project, Cookery Postcards: 100 Postcards in One Box.

Being an avid vintage cookery cookbook collector myself I couldn’t help but give him my one of my favourite vintage books, Abalone to Zabaglione – Unusual and Exotic recipes, by Edna Beilenson (published in 1957!). I love the simplicity and bright colours of this cover and am very excited to see it amongst John’s fantastic selection.

Abalone to Zabaglione book cover

Unsurprisingly, John has an even vaster cookery book collection than I – over 1,000 to date, fuelled by his passion for art, illustration and books. Thanks to this, the postcards range from iconic works by the likes of Elizabeth David, to more obscure ones such as Recipes rare from Everywhere by Mrs Peto.

John Hamilton cookery book collection

A snapshot of just some of John’s beautiful collection!

Giveaway alert – This giveaway is now closed and winners have been notified. 

Thanks to the lovely team at Penguin, I’ve got five copies of John’s Cookery Postcards to giveaway.

To enter the competition, share your favourite old (or new) cookery book cover on Instagram – make sure to use the hashtag: #rkgiveaway and tag me in the photo (@rachelkhooks). If you don’t use Instagram, either create an account or Tweet me your entries instead. Get sharing!

The competition will be open until Thursday 27th November 2014, so make sure you get your submissions in quickly – the winners will be notified on Friday 28th November. If you have any questions, email me.

Note – this competition is only open to those living in the UK.

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7 thoughts on “On my bookshelf – 100 Cookery Postcards (plus giveaway)

  1. Just love Rachel Khoo, her recipes, her travels, love Rachel Khoo Kitchen Notebook Series and travels through Italy and Turkey. Well Done. Keep it up, I love the little drawings too. Thank you. Greetings from South Africa.

  2. Hi Rachel,

    I´m an spanish fan, Do you have plans to write any book in Spanish ? I see you in Canal Cocina and I like so much your recipes and your programmes.



  3. I just discovered your you tube recordings: Little Paris Kitchen and your you tube channel. I wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of them. I love French/Parisian cooking and you make it look easy and like something I could do. What is/are the name(s) of your cookbooks and where to get them. Keep the recipes coming!!!!:D

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