Rachel Khoo

Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook: London

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.

Out Now!

Rachel Khoo's Simple Pleasures e-cookbook.

Over 24 recipes that find those good food moments in everyday ingredients. Ranging from roast chicken parcels with a crunchy slaw, a summer salad that celebrates the best of the seasons, utterly moreish cake pesto bites to a deliciously decadent dark chocolate pudding with caramel shards.

All the recipes are featured in Rachel Khoo’s Simple pleasures TV show.

100% of the proceeds* from this book will be donated to Film and TV charity UK

(charity number 1099660)