The Little Paris Kitchen
Over six episodes, Rachel takes us from her own tiny kitchen in Paris to the capital’s timeless bistros. She walks us through the urban melting-pot of local Vietnamese and North African street markets and meets with some of Paris’s most knowledgeable home cooks. In an enchanting series that captures the magic of the city, she reveals French cooking for the 21st century. The show has aired in territories including Africa, Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flemish speaking), Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong (and extensively throughout Asia), Iceland, Italy (German speaking), Japan (NHK and Netflix), Latin America (Central and South), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Middle East, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (German speaking) and the USA.
The series has since been made into a DVD with recipe cards in Japanese.
The first episode aired on BBC2 on the 19th of March 2012 at 8.30pm. To find out more about each episode, including the recipes and track listings follow the below links:
Episode 1: The series kicked off with a tasty Croque Madame muffin and a visit to the top of the Grand Palais to taste some Parisian honey.
Episode 2: Rachel meets enlightened bread maker Christophe Vasseur and shows us her take on Boeuf Bourguignon with baguette dumplings.
Episode 3: We head to Rungis, Europe’s largest wholesale food market, and literally whip up a show-stopping Mousse au Chocolat.
Episode 4: Rachel visits neo-bistrot, Frenchie, which inspires a picture perfect Winter Salad with Goat’s Cheese Mousse.
Episode 5: Rachel leaves her little kitchen for an aperitif with friends and illustrates the art of oyster shucking.
Episode 6: Soupe au pistou gets a Vietnamese makeover and Rachel learns to make crepes on a market stall.
BBC 2 – 6 x 30 minutes – Production company: Plum Pictures