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Rachel Khoo
Rachel Khoo serves up a modern twist on classic French cooking

Rachel Khoo was determined to get to grips with French cooking, so to learn more she moved to Paris, not speaking a word of French, and enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu, the world-famous cookery school. Six years later, she still lives and works in Paris, cooking up a selection of classic French dishes from all over the country and giving them a fresh makeover with her own modern twists. From a Croque Madame muffin and the classic Boeuf bourguignon, to a deliciously fragrant Provencal lavender and lemon roast chicken, Rachel celebrates the culinary landscape of France as it is today and shows how simple these dishes are.
Episode 1:
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.

Episode 2:
Rachel crafts baguettes with a master Parisian baker, puts her twist on the traditional beef Bourguignon and creates an irresistible chocolate sponge, oozing with salted caramel.

Episode 3:
Rachel Khoo demonstrates recipes for classic French cuisine. She puts her twist on the classic French cassoulet, makes steak tartare and bakes a pistachio and goat's cheese cake.

Episode 4:
In this appetizing episode, Rachel rustles up sticky chicken, coated with a delicate lavender and lemon glaze. She also displays her pâtisserie skills with a batch of zesty grapefruit and pepper meringue tartlets. In the style of a true Parisian, Rachel take a trip to the French seaside town of Trouville, where a local fisherman treats her to succulent scallops in a creamy mustard mayonnaise.

Episode 5:
In this enticing episode, Rachel serves the lightest of desserts - iles flottantes - where delicately poached meringues drift on the creamiest vanilla custard. She samples exquisite Normandy oysters at a stall offering five succulent varieties, then prepares gourmet garnishes with a Parisian chef. Finally, Rachel visits one of Paris's finest street markets and encounters Joel Thiebault, the French 'king of vegetables'. Joel sells to the world's top chefs and today Rachel is looking for succulent beetroot for her superb lentil and goat's cheese salad.

Episode 6:
Food writer and cook Rachel Khoo plays the perfect hostess in her petite Paris kitchen for the final time in this series. In this programme, she serves a classic quiche lorraine with a rich creamy filling and melt-in-the-mouth pastry. She also fulfils an all-time desire by turning her hand to crêpe making with a Parisian street vendor, to produce the city's most famous and favourite snack. Plus, she visits a Vietnamese restaurant to explore the latest Asian food trends that are finding fans in Paris. And finally, she serves up her twist on beef wellington - tender venison surrounded by caramelized onions in golden flaky pastry.

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