Rachel Khoo


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January 21st, 2015

On my bookshelf – Herb Lester London’s Larder (plus giveaway)

I love London. The melting pot of different food cultures never ceases to inspire and excite me. So I was really excited to hear that the team at Herb Lester was going to be making a new London map.

Rachel Khoo - Herb Lester London's Larder  map

Photo from Frankie Unsworth

I’m a big fan of Herb Lester maps, and typically take one wherever I go – like the time Frankie and I went on a gastronomic tour of Spain’s capital, Madrid.

For those who don’t know, Herb Lester maps are made in collaboration with illustrators, artists, writers and other experts, to produce something that is a delight for both stationery aficionados and those with a sense of wanderlust.

Rachel Khoo - Herb Lester maps

And London’s Larder is no exception. It’s a feast for the eyes, as well as serving as a guide to all of London’s hottest and tucked away foodie delights. There’s something for everyone, from divine delis to honey shops; the best places to get your cheese and meat, and craft brewers.

As a lover of illustration, it’s really lovely to see something so beautiful. I love the bold colours and the way London’s landmarks have been reimagined by illustator Cajsa Holgersson.

Rachel Khoo Herb Lester map close up

I can’t wait to get out into the big smoke and put my copy to good use – although as you can see I’ve already been earmarking some places to check out!

Giveaway alert – I have four copies of the beautiful London’s Larder to give away. All you need to do is get creative and show me your favourite foodie haunt. You can tag me in a picture on Instagram (@rachelkhooks) or tweet me @rkhooks, using the hashtag #rkgiveaway – or write a comment below, telling me all about your top foodie destination. Remember to spread the word!

Note – The competition is only open to those living in the UK, you must provide a valid email address when commenting. Winners will be picked at random and contacted after the closing date to arrange postage. Closing date is Thursday 29th January.

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6 thoughts on “On my bookshelf – Herb Lester London’s Larder (plus giveaway)

  1. I love eating at the Wiverton Hall Cafe in Norfolk. The menu is full of the most delicious, fresh seafood and Cromer crab – truly stunning. The restaurant itself is painted in the most incredibly vibrant colours, lending a wonderful atmosphere to a truly underrated culinary gem 🙂

  2. I love the borough markets! Always one of my faves, food is delicious and fresh and juice’s everywhere. Also my favourite chocolate shop specialising in hot chocolate! Rabot 1745 it’s called. Yum!! Fingers crossed!!

  3. I live eating at This place Called Herman Ze German in Soho as it does the best bratwurst I can find in London with some great German style beers and novelty Soft drinks too and the relishes and fries are amazing too 🙂 X

  4. Thank you so much for the Herb Lester link. Visiting Amsterdam in a few weeks with my family and was able to buy their Amsterdam map (and the collection of Paris maps because they looked so lovely!)
    Not the first time I have benefited from your recommendations – love the ONRA music site, and bought my keen photographer daughter the camera poster you featured way back in 2013!
    Looking forward to Kitchen Notebook.
    Keep up the good work!

  5. my top foodie destination has got to be Australian Dairy Company in Hong Kong- they do the best scrambled egg sandwiches in the world! Since I’m studying in London right now, I really miss it.

  6. Ooh hope I’m not too late – favourite foodie haunt is the cheese chop in Selles sur Cher in the loire valley – goats cheese to DIE for!

    I’ve used the Herb Lester Amsterdam and the salad cafe was immense.

    k x

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