We are excited to have Michael join us in the SideChef kitchen to make so many wonderful dishes. We picked his brain about his love of food and symmetry.
SWEAT - as in cooking vegetables down slowly. There is something quite wonderfully menacing about the idea of bits of carrot and onion sweating in a sauna.
Being in my family restaurants as a child, helping haul enormous sacks of potatoes off a van. I’m the youngest of four children and we all worked after school with my dad who was the chef.
A knife, a giant knife like a cleaver can do literally anything.
To eat, I love instant ramen, the type that comes with a spicy soup that is nuclear spicy. To drink, I love tea, strong, milky, boiling hot. Several cups, please.
I love making bread, I can do it without measuring or weighing anything. I love the science involved, it comes alive in the bowl, and then before you know it, voila you have a loaf or some dinner rolls.
SPAM, probably with the spicy noodles from question 4!
I find it almost impossible to cook without music playing. For me cooking in a silent kitchen is hell!
The smell of freshly brewed coffee rates quite highly, it reminds me of weekend mornings.
My husband Mark. He is easily pleased but also is diplomatic enough to say if something I make is terrible!
She’d probably ask me if I’d scrubbed my hands on arrival and send me to the kitchen to assist her.