Episode 1

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Episode 1 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

Croydon-born cook and food writer Rachel Khoo demonstrates her imaginative flair for the cuisine of Paris. From her tiny Parisian kitchen, Rachel proves that simple cooking can produce sensational results.

Rachel's passion for food took her to the French capital some years ago, where she trained at Le Cordon Bleu. She went on to open her own restaurant - the smallest in the city, with just two covers - in her Belleville flat, and it went down a storm with the notoriously tough French critics.

Over six episodes, Rachel demonstrates her contemporary approach to classic French dishes, from light snacks to familiar favourites. But she also explores the less familiar food landscape of this cosmopolitan capital, taking us to the city's most inspirational food markets and restaurants and revealing fresh and vibrant influences such as North African and Vietnamese. It provides for a fresh, surprising and mouthwatering insight into the food and the city itself.

In this enchanting opening programme, Rachel cooks up her unique take on a croque madame, conjures up some wonderful madeleine cakes, shops in the Moroccan part of the capital's oldest food market and explores the city's rooftops to find honey created by Parisian bees.


Rachel Khoo
Executive Producer
Stuart Cabb
Executive Producer
Will Daws
Executive Producer
Will Daws
Ed St Giles


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