One of my recent favourites to come onto the cooking scene is Rachel Khoo, a thirty-something Croydon born chef living in Paris.
She moved to Paris to do a patisserie course at the world famous Cordon Bleu and went on to do baking workshops as well as publishing two cookbooks in French- a pretty mean feat considering she spoke no French when she arrived!
Her third book (first in English) is called ‘The Little Paris Kitchen’ and it has plenty of French classics with a bit of a British twist.
I am going to try this recipe soon…
Did you know that some types of French cheese are banned in the United States? This is due to the fact that some of these cheeses are made with raw unpasteurised milk that has aged for over 60 days.
This nifty little map highlights cheeses from around France as well as a few from surrounding countries.
My favourite French cheese is Port Salut, which is available to Americans due to the milk being pasteurised. Another nice soft cheese is Camembert, but if you’re looking for something a bit stronger (and smellier), you can’t go wrong with a bit of Roquefort!
Check out more cheesy Pinterest pictures! Makes you want to get the crackers and grapes out…