Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: London
Rachel bids au revoir to her Parisian stopping grounds, and heads back to her hometown of London in ‘Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: London’. This television adventure is a vibrant, creative and dynamic tour of London, spanning 10 episodes Rachel showcases the colours, sights and sounds (and food!) that inspire her in the bustling capital.
Aimed at a global audience and airing around the world, the series launched in Poland on January 6, 2014. ‘Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: London’ is currently airing via the following BBC territories: BBC Poland, BBC Nordic, BBC Middle East, BBC Asia, and BBC South Africa. Episodes are also available from the BBC Store.
The series has also been made into a DVD and recipe card set in Japanese.
Episode 1 – Fashion: Capturing London’s individual style, the series kicks off with a visit to a pop-up restaurant (hidden at the back of a boutique), and Rachel checks out one of the city’s unique rooftop haunts.
Episode 2 – Crowd Pleasers: Rachel explores the food scene in vibrant East London, and visits her favourite 24-hour bagel shop, where she discovers that a simple approach is often the secret to success. From a twist on chilli and tortillas to colourful canapés perfect for entertaining, Rachel whips up some fuss-free crowd pleasers.
Episode 3 – Nostalgia: Rachel revamps some of her childhood favourites in this episode, and calls into a very unique ‘ice cream lab’. Plus, she shows us the secret behind creating the perfect strudel, one of her family’s favourites.
Episode 4 – Fast Food: Exciting and innovative – London’s fast food scene is constantly changing and reinventing itself. Rachel samples some of the city’s premier (gourmet) fast food, including hot Taiwanese sandwiches and Caribbean Jerk Chicken.
Episode 5 – Lazy Days: We slow down the pace in this episode, and Rachel cooks comfort food, designed for relaxing – whether it’s on the couch or a at picnic.
Episode 6 – East Meets West: Rachel whips up her favourite Malaysian dessert (adding a British twist), and shows us fabulous ideas for using up leftover roast meat in an soft steamed Asian bun.
Episode 7 – Traditional Values: A visit to a quintessentially British pub, a traditional fry-up, and a fuss-free Sunday roast: Rachel shares with us the very best of classic British fare.
Episode 8 – On the Move: The hustle and bustle and constant flow of people all around the city constantly inspires Rachel’s cooking (whether it’s the iconic tube or the sea of taxis).
Episode 9 – DIY: Rachel visits a Norwegian-style smokehouse in North London (in a transformed basement), and she samples some of Lillie’s homemade preserves and jams at the London Borough of Jam.
Episode 10 – The Pleasure’s All Mine: Rachel seeks out some of London’s luxurious treats, including Champagne high tea in Mayfair, and she whips up some delectable recipes to try at home.