How to Entertain in a Teeny-Tiny French Kitchen

I have a very tiny kitchen and it sometimes will prevent me from entertaining as much as I would like. I thought this was a legitimate excuse until I saw a video from British-born, Paris-dwelling Rachel Khoo. At least I have a real stovetop and oven! Read on for more about Rachel and a video clip featuring her teeny-tiny kitchen.

Rachel lives in a jewel-box Parisian apartment and cooks in a kitchen so tiny she can touch opposing walls with her outstretched arms. She has a hot plate-sized two burner cooktop and a toaster oven-like oven. (At least her refrigerator looks close to normal sized!) From this minuscule arrangement, she would cook and serve lunch to two people every Wednesday and Saturday in her pop-up style home bistro. The bistro is currently on hiatus, presumably because she is focusing her attention on her new TV series and cookbook.

The TV series and cookbook, both called The Tiny Paris Kitchen, were just released in the UK, but it looks like Chronicle Books has picked up the cookbook for US publication in 2013. Meanwhile, you can catch a glimpse of Rachel on a few videos available on YouTube and the La Petite Cuisine a Paris Facebook page.

BBC2 The Little Paris Kitchen webpage
The Little Paris Kitchen cookbook, available from Amazon in the UK, £13.00 plus international shipping

Related: Sophie Dahl's Sweet, Feminine Kitchen

(Image: BBC2)