Chef, writer and The Kitchen co-host Katie Lee Biegel has teamed up with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove to assist customers discover extra meditative moments within the kitchen. Right here is a few of her recommendation for utilizing cooking as a type of self care.
JL: How did you find yourself teaming with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove?
KLB: I’ve used Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove home equipment in my residence for years, together with my most up-to-date renovation in New York Metropolis. As somebody who cooks always, it’s extremely essential to have home equipment that I can depend on. I do know my groceries will keep brisker for longer in my Sub-Zero Fridge and my Wolf Vary cooks the whole lot evenly for constant, scrumptious outcomes. After I heard about their Kitchen Remedy initiative, which facilities round cooking as a type of self-care, I used to be thrilled to crew up.
JL: Do you get the Winter Blues? How does Kitchen Remedy assist?
KLB:I feel many individuals get the winter blues to a point. I’m lucky that my ardour for cooking can also be my occupation, and I additionally use it at any time when I would like a lift or a pick-me-up from a down temper. Whether or not I’m chopping, stirring, or kneading dough, cooking has all the time been therapeutic for me. I wish to carve out further “me time” within the kitchen and make a few of my favourite consolation meals that I do know will enhance my spirits and make me really feel good. After I immerse myself in making a comfortable meal, I actually attempt to keep current and concentrate on having fun with the method as a lot as the tip consequence.
JL: How are you going to create a therapeutic kitchen?
KLB: Maintaining the kitchen clear is vital for creating a relaxing and uplifting house that you simply’ll take pleasure in spending time in. I like to remain as organized as doable and clear as I am going to keep away from litter increase. Including parts like recent flowers or your favourite music assist make the kitchen really feel extra like an oasis. I additionally wish to hold my fridge stocked with recent fruit, snacks, and my favourite drinks for after I wish to escape to the kitchen for a bit of deal with.
JL: What are necessities in your kitchen?
KLB: Having high quality home equipment that work exhausting for me is crucial – it permits me to take a step again and benefit from the cooking course of extra with out worrying concerning the end result. A few of my different necessities embody my forged iron skillet, a pointy Chef’s knife, my mini meals processor, and a well-stocked pantry.
JL: What are your favourite recipes to beat post-holiday cooking fatigue and the winter blues?
KLB: I’m an enormous fan of sheet pan recipes. On a busy weeknight, it’s a straightforward strategy to get dinner on the desk shortly and effectively, with much less clear up. On the weekends, we wish to have one thing that cooks all day and fills the home with a yummy aroma, like a beef stew.
JL: Are you able to give us a glimpse of The Kitchen’s upcoming season?
KLB: We’ve so many nice episodes arising on The Kitchen! We’ve a rooster wing cook-off, brunch recipes, Mardi Gras, and a complete episode impressed by the collection Cheers. It was a lot enjoyable to movie. Our set designers adorned the kitchen to appear like Cheers and we even obtained into costumes.
JL: What are some tasks that you’re engaged on?
KLB: I’m at the moment recipe testing for our subsequent spherical of filming The Kitchen and I’m performing some inventive writing as nicely. My largest mission although is taking good care of my daughter, Iris. She retains me very busy!