Friday, 5 October 2012


I'm not a very talented cook. But despite my ineptness in the kitchen, I love being inspired by people who are. Talented, that is.

I happily stumbled across a television series recently called The Little Paris Kitchen. Oh my goodness, I fell in love instantaneously and was transported back to the streets of Paris. When I was twenty and in the midst of getting my degree, I was told that it would be crazy to take a year off university to go to France and the UK for a few months. But I did it anyway and I'm so glad - it was the trip of a lifetime! The bustle, the smells, the multi-faceted charm of this beautiful city. Watching Rachel cook in her compact kitchen brought back memories of walking narrow streets, train rides, the feeling of surreal excitement and an insanely delicious Parisian experience - Crepe Nutella. Rachel Khoo is a British born chef and food writer who went to Paris to study patisserie at Le Cordon Bleu. She opened a tiny restaurant called The Little Paris Kitchen (in her studio apartment actually) which was open for one night of the week for a very intimate table of two. How delightful! This led to the production of the TV series, and also a cookbook. I've requested the book from my local library and can't wait to check it out.

For now though, here is Rachel's chocolate lava cake - I could just die, it looks so heavenly. I will save it for a very special occasion or a really, really bad day.


  1. That looks heavenly. I'm not brave enough to take a year off while getting my degree (because I might not go back ;) ) but as soon as I'm done I plan on heading all over! Love this little glimpse into your trip!

  2. Yeah, it wasn't very conventional to go traveling while I was halfway through my degree but I couldn't pass up such a great opportunity! You should totally do some travel once you're finished studying, it's so much fun.