Our use of cookies

Some cookies are necessary for us to manage how our website behaves while other optional, or non-necessary, cookies help us to analyse website usage. You can Accept All or Reject All optional cookies or control individual cookie types below.

You can read more in our Cookie Notice


These cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics & Tracking

Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage. This category also includes tracking code such as Facebook Pixel.

Third-Party Cookies

These cookies are set by a website other than the website you are visiting usually as a result of some embedded content such as a video, a social media share or a like button or a contact map

Rachel Khoo

The Khoo Times

Khoo Times

Daily Edition
Latest News

Episode 2 of The Little Paris Kitchen

The Parisians’ daily visit to their local boulanger is one of France’s sacred traditions, and in Episode Two I spend some time at one of my favorite bakeries, Du Pain et des Idées, where expert breadmaker Christope Vasseur teaches me some tricks of the trade for this fundamental part of the French

art de vivre

.  One of his fresh baguettes will be perfect for dipping in my tasty

oeufs en cocotte

, or eggs in pots. I’ll also show you how you can use up your leftover stale bread with my twist on the classic French recipe

Boeuf Bourguinon with baguette dumplings


I also whip up some chouquettes--sweet, flaky little choux pastries topped with sugar.  Then I head to a local fish market where the fishmonger gives me some tips on how to best choose my fish for my trout en papillote, an easy, healthy dish perfect for a light spring or summer meal. Finally, save room for dessert because you won’t want to miss my divine Moelleux au chocolat*, a chocolate lava cake with a gooey, salted caramel filling.

*Note: Moelleux au chocolat - 170g dark chocolate, finely chopped • 170g butter, cubed • 170g light brown sugar • 85g plain flour • 6 eggs, beaten.

Watch a clip from episode 2 below to learn more about making chouquettes:



Don't forget this week's soundtrack listing!

Go Home - Eliza Doolittle

The Fix - Elbow

Ophir Dub - Dub Colussus

Canal du Midi - Jack Emblow and the French Collection

Ever fallen in love - Nouvelle Vague

Skinny Genes - Eliza Doolittle

Shack Up - Nouvelle Vague

Claire - Baxter Dury

La Conga Blicoti - Edmundo and his Rumba Band

La Gloria - Gotan Project

Pigeon Vole - Charles Trenet

Quand J'etais p'tit (je vous aimais) - Charles Trenet

Heaven - Nouvelle Vague

Si Tu Vois Ma Mere - Sidney Betchet

Verlaine - Charles Trenet


The Little Paris Kitchen episode 2 aired Monday 26th March at 8.30 pm on BBC2. It was repeated on Saturday 31st March at 11.30 am on BBC One.


In other news