On Saturday 28th July at the Smeg Flagship store on Regent Street, St James’s, Rachel Khoo and Smeg hosted a collaborative event celebrating the release of Rachel Khoo’s latest book, My Little Swedish Kitchen. The celebration involved an exclusive cookery demonstration of a 3-course meal, followed by a book signing. What was due to be a one-off exclusive event, quickly became a two-session event due to an almost instant sell out of tickets!

A mouth watering menu

Hosted in the purpose-built cookery theatre which is located on the ground floor of the London Smeg store, Rachel Khoo demonstrated delicious Swedish-inspired recipes from her latest book. In approximately one hour of cooking, chatting and laughing, Rachel had prepared a 3 course meal of old man’s salad, poached chicken and quick pickled strawberry salad and a blueberry soup with caramelised nut clusters. A mouth-watering menu! 

All about the book

When it comes to inspiraton for her last two books, Rachel said she moved to Paris for the love of a cake and moved to Sweden for the love of a man. Her inspiration for My Little Swedish Kitchen flowed from there. Rachel said: "My inspiration comes from a range of places. It can be as simple as going to the supermarket or speaking with friends. When I moved to Sweden, I asked my new family and friends about food. What they ate when they were younger, their favourite ingredients and foods they associate with different occasions. Food is a living thing so you have to approach it in a very wide way."