My Little French Kitchen: Over a Hundred Recipes from the Mountains to the Market Squares and Shores of France by Rachel Khoo

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  • Roast red wine chicken (Poulet rôti au vin rouge)

    • DKennedy on October 26, 2014

      Making this for dinner tonight. The timing and/or temperature is off for this recipe. I have had it in for 30 minutes at 400 degrees, covered, and when I took it out it was clear that 15 more minutes uncovered will not be enough to cook it through or brown it. I have kicked it up to 450 for the last 15 minutes but I am sure it will need a lot more time.

    • wodtke on October 27, 2014

      Dkennedy: I note that in the online version of the recipe, at least, the heading shows a cooking time of 1 hour, but the instructions seem to call for only a total of 45 minutes in the oven. Looks like something is wrong, I agree. The size of the chicken might be a factor too -- 3 lbs is pretty small these days.

    • dutes8080 on October 07, 2021

      This recipe was the disaster of disasters and can only agree with DKennedy's comments. I decided when it came out dramatically undercooked to do the only humane thing and consign the body to the bin. I wouldn't give it even one star and I will be very careful before using any more of her recipes.

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  • ISBN 10 0718177479
  • ISBN 13 9780718177478
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Oct 10 2013
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 288
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint Michael Joseph Ltd

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Rachel Khoo follows The Little Paris Kitchen with The Little French Kitchen, bringing her modern twists to classic recipes from around the country. Rachel Khoo became an overnight sensation when her first book The Little Paris Kitchen and BBC2 television series launched last year. Coveting her Parisian lifestyle, fashion sense and, more importantly, her accessible, delicious recipes cooked up in her tiny kitchen, the nation took her to their hearts and now they can receive second helpings. Taking her 'Little Paris Kitchen' on tour in her second official book, Rachel is leaving the capital city to travel to the four corners of France in search of the very best recipes in the country. From the snow-topped mountains and Christmas markets of Alsace to the winemaking region of the Bordeaux, the dreamy vistas of Provence and the well-stocked larders of Brittany and Normandy, Rachel seeks inspiration in some of the best-known foodie places as well as uncovering hidden insights, all ready to share with you.

Recipes include: pork and clams with cider and butter beans, spicy aubergine sticks with couscous, baked figs with walnuts, beer-glazed ham hock, caramelized apple bake and spiced almond biscuits. Join Rachel Khoo on her tour de France in The Little French Kitchen. Rachel is a graduate of Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London. It was her passion for patisserie that lured her to Paris, where she obtained a pastry diploma. She then put her skills to use at the delightful Paris culinary bookstore and tea salon, La Cocotte, where she catered for book launches and hosted cookery classes. Working as a freelancer, she now travels the world working on a variety of projects, from workshops to catering for huge blue-chip client events to smaller, intimate pop-up restaurants. Her first book was The Little Paris Kitchen, accompanying her hit BBC2 television series. She writes a weekly recipe column for the Evening Standard.


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