Cook the Book is a book club with a difference. Each month we’ll cook together from a different cookbook, before enjoying the food. This is a relaxed, hands-on chance to sample different cuisines, meet new people and cook together in Rachel’s kitchen.
For the November event we'll be cooking from the highly acclaimed cookbook that is full of healthy, colourful food to make you feel wonderful:
What people are saying about the book:
"The sisterly cooking brand, Hemsley + Hemsley, is fast becoming a household name, like Marmite or Nutella. But unlike Marmite, you either love them, or you really love them, and unlike Nutella, they spread deliciously healthy food stories around the world." (Glamour)
"Poised for cookery superstardom" (The Bookseller)
"Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley's cookbook has arguably been the most popular cookbook all year so far… It is a massive hit; a triumphant treatise on eating real, unprocessed and nourishing food." (Carolyn Hart Telegraph)
"I love everything these gorgeous sisters create" (Calgary Avansino, Vogue)
"Model looks and a food blog for Vogue have made Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley the go-to caterers for the fashion set. Now they have shared their recipes…so we civilians can get in on their healthy eating ways" (The Times)
When & Where
With a degree in Theology and no culinary ability whatsoever, Rachel's passion for cooking started while on VSO in Zambia. Having never cooked before, she was forced to rethink her life in a village with no supermarket.
So, she started baking her own bread, making granita using lemons from her garden, and the rest, as they say, is history.
After graduating in Cuisine and Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu, Rachel went on to work with some of London's most inspiring chefs at Galvin Bistro de Luxe in Baker Street, and Lanka Patisserie in Primrose Hill.
In June 2010 Rachel started Rachel’s Kitchen as a way to share her passion for great food using quality ingredients.
She has since taught thousands of people the confidence to create delicious dishes in the kitchen, and was delighted that Rachel's Kitchen was awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016.
With her relaxed approach, fun teaching style and hearty flavours, Rachel has become the chef of choice for both private and corporate clients, and for brushing up on your cooking skills whilst smiling at the same time.