Chef, creator 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. Listed below are a few of her ideas for utilizing cooking as a type of self-care.
JL: How did you find yourself teaming up with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove?
KLB: I’ve used Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove home equipment in my house for years, together with my most up-to-date renovation in New York Metropolis. As somebody who cooks continuously, it’s extremely essential to have home equipment that I can belief. I do know my groceries will keep recent longer in my Sub-Zero fridge and my Wolf Vary cooks every part evenly for constant, scrumptious outcomes. Once I heard about their Kitchen Remedy initiative, which focuses on cooking as a type of self-care, I used to be excited to collaborate.
JL: Do you get the Winter Blues? How does kitchen remedy assist?
KLB:I feel lots of people get the winter blues to some extent. I’m fortunate that my ardour for cooking can be my career, and I additionally use it once I want a lift or decide up from a down temper. Whether or not I am chopping, stirring or kneading dough, cooking has all the time been therapeutic for me. I prefer to create further “me time” within the kitchen and make a few of my favourite meals that I do know will enhance my temper and make me really feel good. Once I immerse myself in making a comfy meal, I actually attempt to keep current and deal with having fun with the method as a lot as the tip outcome.
JL: How will you create a therapeutic kitchen?
KLB: Preserving the kitchen clear is essential to creating a relaxing and uplifting house that you’ll get pleasure from spending time in. I like to remain as organized as potential and clear once I go to keep away from muddle increase. Including parts like recent flowers or your favourite music makes the kitchen really feel extra like an oasis. I additionally prefer to hold my fridge stocked with recent fruit, snacks and my favourite drinks once I wish to escape to the kitchen for a bit of deal with.
JL: What’s crucial factor in your kitchen?
KLB: Having high quality home equipment that work exhausting for me is essential – it permits me to step again and benefit from the cooking course of extra with out worrying concerning the outcomes. A few of my different necessities embrace 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 the post-weekend cooking fatigue and winter blues?
KLB: I am a giant fan of crock pot recipes. On a busy weeknight, it is a simple approach to get dinner on the desk shortly and effectively, with much less cleanup. On the weekends we prefer to have one thing that cooks all day and fills the home with a yummy scent, like a beef stew.
JL: Are you able to give us a glimpse of the upcoming season of The Kitchen?
KLB: We’ve got so many nice episodes arising on The Kitchen! We’ve got a hen wing cook-off, brunch recipes, Mardi Gras and a complete episode impressed by the present Cheers. It was a lot enjoyable to movie. Our set designers adorned the kitchen to seem like Cheers and we even acquired costumes.
JL: What are some initiatives that you’re engaged on?
KLB: I am at the moment testing recipes for our subsequent spherical of filming The Kitchen and I am doing a little artistic writing too. My largest undertaking, nevertheless, is caring for my daughter, Iris. She retains me very busy!