The Little French Kitchen is Rachel Khoo's love letter to her adopted country. Taking time out from her base in Paris, she decided to travel to the four corners of France, eager to find out what local dishes and ingredients she could track down on her adventures. And so this is not a book about the whole of France - only a multi-volumed epic could hope to do that - but about the trips that Rachel made around French villages and towns, the people who welcomed her into their homes, farms and food shops, and all the little culinary quirks that she stumbled upon along the way.
From the snow-topped mountains and spice-laden Christmas markets of Alsace to the winemaking region of the Dordogne, the dreamy vistas and sun-drenched vegetable dishes of Provence and the well-stocked larders and coastlines of Brittany and Normandy, Rachel visits some of the best-known foodie places as well as uncovering some hidden gems to share with you. Her delicious recipes include chicken in a pot with crispy garlic rice, pork and clams with cider and butter beans, spicy aubergine sticks with couscous, baked figs with walnuts, a beer-doused ham hock, buttery redcurrant pastries and spiced almond biscuits.