I have to admit, I'm a bit obsessed with this new cooking show on BBC2,
Little Paris Kitchen.
Think Julia&Julia in the form of a cooking show. Introducing, Rachel Khoo.
Synopsis: South-London girl moves to Paris with €800, enrols at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School and opens an underground restaurant in her 21 square metre flat. Her kitchen? 2 gas rings and a small cooker. The food? amazing!
I went to a similar restaurant in Budapest, no name on the door just an apartment with an open plan kitchen. We were seated around the dining room table, our place settings of mis-matched china and silverware, a menu of gourmet yet traditional hungarian dishes (with palinka of course). There was even a piano in the flat, which proved entertaining after a few glasses of wine. I love the idea of an underground restaurant, inviting people into your home for some good cooking! Have you been to a restaurant like this? If you know any in london, please let me know.
I picked up her cook book at whsmith the other day for £15 and it's half romantic Paris look-book/food porn and half recipes. Nicely bound in blue canvas. So far, so good but there isn't much I can cook without an oven (thank goodness we're moving next month!). Look this girl up!