Rachel Khoo


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March 14th, 2013

The Little Paris Kitchen book anniversary

I can’t believe that it’s been a whole year since my book was first released. It’s been a whirlwind 12 months, and  I’ve been blown away by the the support I’ve received from all of you. So – a big thanks to everyone who has been cooking my recipes from The Little Paris Kitchen, great to have you along for the ride!

To say merci beaucoup, I’m giving away a signed copy of my book (UK edition), plus one of my original illustrations from the TV show. For your chance to win, spread the love! RT this post via twitter, facebook, share it on your blog, and have a guess at how many individual hand-painted illustrations are featured in my book (not including any double ups)? Leave your answer as a comment on my blog. A clue – they took me a long time to paint!

And as a little celebration of the book’s first birthday, have a go at the Little Paris Kitchen pop quiz! [WpProQuiz 1]

One of my original illustrations featured in the book


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100 thoughts on “The Little Paris Kitchen book anniversary

  1. Rachel,

    Found your lovely book at my cheesemonger shop in Longmont, Colorado. Bought one for myself and one for a friend. And saw you on Food & Drink! 🙂

  2. It’s my Birthday today, too, and your book has arrived in the post this morning! I absolutely love it! <3 <3 <3

  3. I’m from Puerto Rico, and love your TV program…you do everything look so simply, beautiful and delicious…

  4. I lived in Paris at university and miss it so much! I’ll take a guess at the illustrations and say 20… Fingers crossed!

  5. Bonne Anniversaire Rachel! I loved your series, I lived in France last year and miss the cuisine so much! You food makes me want to live there again! I’d say…63 illustrations!

  6. I love your food sooo much but also the way you put your personality into very classic dishes. I’m guessing at 73 :/

  7. so happy to have discovered your show (U.S.)…would love to win a copy of your book. My guess for illustrations…100. sharing on fb.

  8. Oops! Only got 30%. Will have to watch the TV program again and order and read your cookbook! Which I don’t mind by the way – loved it and will certainly love your book. Sorry wasn’t being more attentive…

  9. Oh Rachel, I love you so! Happy Anniversary, I look forward to many more years of your beautiful cooking. I’m going to guess 26 and keep my fingers crossed. Reposting on FB.

  10. ooh, well, there are 120 recipes in the book I think, so I’m gonna take a stab at the same number for the illustrations! 😉 love the TV show! I wish there were more episodes, they were all AMAZING!

  11. I’d say 132 illustrations, but I can only hope there are that many! You are a gifted artist as well as cook!

  12. The quiz was fun and cute. I love watching your show with my twin sister on BBC from Los Angeles,Ca we also bought your cookbook this year and have made delicious Croque Madame so far!

  13. I think there are 200. On a side note i think your show is wonderful and fresh…it realy gives me good ideas way down here in texas. thank you

  14. Beautiful recipes and beautiful illustrations. Congratulations one year on! I’d guess 175 illustrations!

  15. Rachel you Naughty Little Minx ! There are 98 illustrations as a couple were hidden !!!!!
    Still selling strong here in NZ

  16. Congratulations!
    Wow, a lot can happen in a year, can’t it?!
    You have a lot to look back on, and be very proud of!

    I would love a copy of your cookbook (all of them really..)! Since I don’t own a copy, I’m going to guess you made 190 illustrations for Little Paris Kitchen.
    If I win the book I will count them, I promise!
    I got all the questions right, but that took some luck, and some back-reading on your blog ;-)!

    Shared on Twitter and Facebook.
    Good luck to everyone!


  17. I never knew you did your own illustrations, I’ve always liked them! (I absolutely love hand drawn illustrations as a Graphic Design student!)
    And I’m going to guess 90?

  18. Hi Rachel
    Congrats, that’s great! I love your book and the TV programme is just fantastic. That’s going to sound mad but we named our car after you. She’s French
    🙂 I’m guessing 97.
    Here’s to many more lovely recipes this year.

  19. Rachel, I only just discovered you a couple of weeks ago – where have I been?!! Lots to catch up on – happy prospect! I’ll guess 80 illustrations. And happy anniversary! 🙂

  20. Happy birthday!! I’m guessing 98! I was hoping you illustrated them yourself, they add such a nice touch to your program!

  21. Adore your show, even though I am a vegetarian ! Yesterday you made the beautiful bread with cheese and prunes, I will serve it for my partner this weekend with the nice grape fruit dessert !!! 46 illustrations

  22. 365 illustrations… i love your polka dots… and how u cook in yo socks, for my surreal recipes u’l b so grateful, jus let me draw yo portrait miss rachel x 🙂

  23. 98 Illustrations – keeping my finger crossed for an original illustration for my equally small but beautifully formed kitchen (love the top tip about keeping my veggies outside on the window shelf – shall be trying that this summer) x

  24. I have just qordered your book! I lighter your show on the BBC… but it was too short… hopefully there will be more in the future! My guess….77 illustrations, bon jouree!

  25. Happy 1st book’s anniversary! I love your programme and hope to win the book to love it too. My guess is about a hundred. Fingers crossed! All the best Rachel!!!

  26. thank you for making this book! it is somewhat comforting to know this book was born of a small space — as i cook in my little manhattan apartment, turning out beautiful french food to share with others! i feel at once transported and grounded. can’t wait for the next one 🙂

  27. Hello Rachel !!

    I meet you at Le Purgatoire in november, and i have tested your recipes from “La petite cuisine a Paris” and they are the subject of 3 articles on the blog “les keupines”.

    Hope you like it !!
    Maybe we met in an other occasion!
    Sorry for my English 😉

  28. Bonjour, Rachel. I adored squinting at your tiny two-ring cooker and your mini oven. You are brave and practical. My guess is 66.

  29. joyeux anniversaire! Many more to come! I would so love to win a copy of your book- a taste of Paris in my home town in Australia when I get homesick for the land I love.. My guess is 120 illustrations. xx Corrina Tough

  30. Hey Rachel I enjoy watching your show ever since it came on air in South Africa, im 14 years old and have been learning to cook using most of the tips i learnt from your show, i just have 1 question besides a creme anglaise( not sure if thats the right spelling) do you have any other tips on keeping a cake moist? btw i just have to say that your giggle is adorable

    1. Hi Dwight, Great to hear you’re enjoying the show. There are quite a few tricks to keeping cake moist. The most important one is to not to over bake it. Take it out the oven when the cake bounces back slightly when you touch it or when you insert a knife and it comes out clean (a few little crumbs can stick on it). Also don’t immediately take it out of the cake tin. This stops the moisture from all evaporating from the cake.

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