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Tales from the Kitchen

Chef’s secrets

KITCHEN SECRETS A view from the kitchen...


“At this difficult time for most of us, many of us have oodles of access to that one thing we all crave in modern life: TIME. If we look to our kitchens as an indoor playground for responsible people, we’ll find that there is a lot of fun to be had there, all that whilst providing for the family, household, or even just for yourself - the rewards are plentiful!”

EDDIE GRECU, HEAD CHEF

A STARTER FOR TEN


We’re a few weeks into lockdown now, and it’s safe to say that our kitchen team miss the buzz and bustle of the hotel! But all is not lost, they’ve been sharing their kitchen secrets; if you want restaurant quality treats, here are some great steps you can take at home, as you embrace the self-sufficient cook mentality...

Wash hands, tools, ingredients, surfaces

1. Start with a spring clean

Wash hands, tools, ingredients, surfaces
DO A QUICK INVENTORY

2. Make a list

DO A QUICK INVENTORY
...fermenting & freezing!

3. Get pickling...

...fermenting & freezing!
THINK SEASONALLY

4. Get inspired!

THINK SEASONALLY
ENHANCE THE COOKING EXPERIENCE

5. Do a basic mise-en-place

ENHANCE THE COOKING EXPERIENCE
A LITTLE PORTION CONTROL GOES A LONG WAY

6. Think about quantities and food waste

A LITTLE PORTION CONTROL GOES A LONG WAY
at all stages

7. Taste everything you cook

at all stages
EXPERIMENT & HAVE FUN!

8. Be brave with flavours

EXPERIMENT & HAVE FUN!
Feed your immune system!

9. Keep it healthy

Feed your immune system!
The wonder spice!

10. Make time for Turmeric

The wonder spice!
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