From Baking Gingerbread To Failing At Cabbage Soup, These Are Rachel Khoo’s Food Memories
Ella Walker speaks to the cookery book writer about her food highs and lows
23 January 2019
All Credits: PA
Food writer and presenter Rachel Khoo made her mark on the food world when she moved to Paris in her 20s to study patisserie at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu cookery school. While there she started a tiny supper club in her equally tiny apartment, which led to her debut cookbook, The Little Paris Kitchen.
Her latest recipe collection has seen her turn to Sweden, her husband’s home country, for inspiration, in The Little Swedish Kitchen. Between the draw of fika (cake and coffee) and Swedish crayfish parties, she let us in on her strongest recollections of food…
Khoo’s Earliest Food Memory…
“Eating bananas!” she says brightly, before pondering: “Or when I was at primary school, my mum invited my friend over and we baked gingerbread – my mum did a lot of baking with me.”