The following are some recipes inspired by watching, reading and/or listening to some of my favourite chefs.
At Italian eateries, I often order the carbonara because I found it so difficult to make at home. I read a very simple carbonara recipe from Mario Batali courtesy of GOOP but only had half the ingredients required so I improvised and learned not to.
I have watched every episode of Fresh with host Anna Olson who on one particular occasion was making perogies (from the “Thanks Grandma” episode). She made it look so easy and I had all the necessary ingredients in my kitchen and was feeling adventurous so I thought why not. It was a lot more work than I anticipated; albeit, it was my first time. For the most part they turned out quite well but a little doughy.
I have a super easy roasted potato recipe that I often make which I learned from an episode of Martha Stewart from long long ago. She had a British special guest on the show who revealed some tricks for crispy potatoes is to score the potato with a fork before placing in the oven and then adding salt after the cooking process.
Many of my everyday recipes and cooking methods are inspired by the chefs I watch and read about. Some of my favourites are (in no particular order) Anna Olson, Martha Stewart, Catherine McCord, Giada De Laurentiis, Rachael Ray and Jamie Oliver. I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me.