If there's one thing we've figured out during the COVID-19 house arrest situation is that all of us can cook. A month back, most of us didn't have the time nor the mental bandwidth to try out new recipes. Now, we have the time, resources (well, almost) and the will to cook. While some of us (including myself) are recent recruits others have already aced the art of cooking. For the former, here's a list of genius chefs and bakers from around the globe that you need to follow right now on Instagram and maybe, just maybe, by the end of all this we all will start writing our own cookbooks. Time to take that apron out!
Cook It Up A Notch: Follow These Chefs & Bakers And Make The Most Of Staying At Home
Deb Perelman - @smittenkitchen
Tejasvi Chandela - @cheftejasvichandela
Archit Agarwal - @architlost
This New Delhi-based chef has the most droolworthy pictures of food on Instagram. Home-made pizzas from scratch, anyone? Archit Agarwal has curated a tremendous list of recipes that includes easy-to-make cold brew coffee, crispy quesadillas, decadent chocolate brownies, caramel popcorn and oh so much more. I mean, who doesn't love a bowl of crunchy salted caramel popcorn while quarantine binge-watching? I know I do (not guilty). All his dishes are approved by his adorable Rottweiler for all the floof lovers out there. Check out his blog for more recipes.
Hannah Sunderani - @twospoons.ca
Anahita Dhondy - @anahitadhondy
Natasha Kravchuk - @natashaskitchen
Chicken Parmesan, Potato Pancakes, Chocolate Lava Cakes and many such dishes have been made fun and simple by Natasha Kravchuk. Her kitchen is so organised and pantry so systematic, you'd want to redo yours. Follow her for some feel-good Tiramisu and other recipes.
Mike Greenfield - @lifebymikeg
Yugina Sudan - @feedteachtrip
Stephen Cusato - @thefoodfreakk
Based out of New York, Stephen Cusato will compel you to visit your kitchens more often. His quarantine cooking includes delectable Minestrone Soup, Oatmeal with a risotto-like spin, Green Bean and Cucumber Salad and more. Given how all stores are running out of supplies, he focuses on how we must buy fresh and organic vegetables and not waste any at home. Go check out how he makes vegetable stock and broths. With some groovy music in the background watch him make some of the most mouth watering dishes. You can also subscribe to his channel, "Not Another Cooking Show" on YouTube.