Rachel Khoo

Herald Sun - Switched On - - ON THE COUCH - HOLLY BYRNES NA­TIONAL TV WRITER

Es­pe­cially with Jamie Oliver, who has been around for over 10 years now, he really kicked off that whole love for ex­plor­ing dif­fer­ent cuisines. What Bri­tish food has over French food is that we’re very open to try­ing new things out. We have such a mul­ti­cul­tural so­ci­ety and be­cause we don’t have that strong food cul­ture like the French and Ital­ians, who are so proud and par­tic­u­lar. Have you found since you’ve been film­ing th­ese shows and pub­lish­ing cook books that you have to keep up­ping the ante be­cause peo­ple are look­ing for more and more chal­lenges? I would say the op­po­site, ac­tu­ally. With my cook­book, I keep it quite ap­proach­able and ac­ces­si­ble be­cause I want peo­ple to be able to cook it at home. But once in a while, I like to throw in a chal­lenge. Then I get lots of peo­ple ask­ing for eas­ier recipes. They want it as

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