Join Rachel Khoo as she immerses herself in Melbourne's rich, multicultural food scene. In this new Kitchen Notebook series, Rachel gathers cooking inspiration and discovers quirky culinary treasures.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook: Melbourne - Rachel Khoo - Netflix
Rachel Khoo (born 28 August 1980) is a British cook, writer and broadcaster, with her own BBC cooking series. She is also founder and editor-in-chief of online lifestyle magazine Khoollect.
Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook: Melbourne - Early career - Netflix
After graduating from university, Khoo initially worked in public relations for the luxury fashion retailer Thomas Pink for two years. Looking for “adventure” in her life and with no knowledge of French, she quit her job at Thomas Pink and undertook a three-month patisserie course at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris in 2006. While living in Paris, she worked part-time as an au pair and sold perfume at the upscale department store, Printemps. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, she worked at the Parisian cookbook store and café, La Cocotte, where she ran baking workshops and served as the store's pastry chef . While working at La Cocotte, she often attended cookery events for various book launches. American cookbook author Marc Grossman had Khoo test recipes for one of his books, and this encounter later led to a meeting with his editor. In 2010, Khoo received her first publishing deal for two French-language cookery books: Barres à céreales, muesli et granola maison and Pâtes à tartiner which were published by Marabout. Both of these were later translated into English as Rachel Khoo's Muesli and Granola, and Rachel Khoo's Sweet and Savory Pâtés. During this time, she also worked briefly in Germany as a freelancer for Volkswagen where she ran food-related events. After successfully pitching UK publishers her concept for a new cookbook, Khoo opened a small restaurant to test recipes for her first English-language cookbook, The Little Paris Kitchen. Fit for just two diners at a time, she prepared and served food out of her Paris flat in the Belleville neighborhood. Using social media to advertise the restaurant, she quickly attracted a large fan base. Later, The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo, was commissioned as her first TV series with the BBC. Her restaurant closed before production began on the series. The six episode series was filmed in Khoo's Paris kitchen and in various spots around the city. It began airing on British TV on 19 March 2012. Eventually, the series was aired in international markets. The book, The Little Paris Kitchen, was released in 2012. It has been translated into several languages: Dutch, French, Italian, German, Danish, Latvian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, American English and Norwegian. Both the cookbook and television series received critical and commercial acclaim. The cookbook became a bestseller, selling more than 120,000 copies. The television series was watched by over 1.5 million viewers in the UK.
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