Rachel Khoo, Bananas, Familiar Faces & Home Cities

The British-Malaysian-Austrian chef Rachel Khoo came to fame in the UK through her brilliant 2012 TV series The Little Paris Kitchen, but by then she had already published two cookbooks in France, where she had been living since deciding to up sticks from London and retrain as a patisserie chef.

 

Her sixth cookbook, The Little Swedish Kitchen, is inspired by her new home country, which she moved to in 2016 with her Swedish husband – they welcomed a son last year. Rachel joins Jo and James to talk about life in Sweden; picking up languages like most people pick up holiday photos; her IIJM-approved chocolate mousse recipe; art student haircuts, and being mistaken for Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones.

 

And of course, there are some vital topics to discuss: so is it just Jo who would outlaw bananas? Is it just James who gets told “You look really familiar!”? And is it just Rachel who feels as though she doesn’t have a home city?

 

This week's episode was recorded on July 23. It was edited by Kat Brown, with music by Martin Austwick.

 

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