Up your cooking game with recipes direct from pro chefs
Recipes for Relief is a new platform where you can buy recipes direct from chefs and mixologists
I don’t know about you, but my lockdown cooking routine is really getting stuck in a rut. I’m relying on the same rotation of cycles, pasta and wraps (you can put anything in a wrap, it’s great). If you’re looking to shake things up in the kitchen - whilst also supporting chefs - check out Recipes for Relief.
It’s a new platform which allows you to buy individual recipes from reputable chefs and mixologists (check out the list of foodie masterminds here). Each recipe comes with a little description and some info on the chef who created it. You can choose to pay $2, $5, or $10, with the money going directly to the chefs or mixologists.
And let me just say: the recipes on the site look seriously delicious. Among the culinary creations are Chilled Macadamia Nut Soup with a Salad of Asparagus; Baked Rhubarb & Almond Tart; Fried Jerk Chicken and Waffles with Pineapple Butter; and a Cold Brew Negroni, which I didn’t even know was a thing and need to try asap.
Recipes for Relief is an initiative of meez, a recipe management tool that allows professional chefs to digitize their recipes and share with team members. Meez was preparing for a public launch when covid-19 happened — and now it’s pivoted towards this platform for home cooks. There are around 80 recipes from 20 chefs at the moment.
The website explains: “Learn to cook (or make cocktails!) at home with interactive recipes and guided video tutorials from your favorite chefs/mixologists! Easily adjust serving sizes, customize ingredient amounts, ask questions and more...100% of proceeds go back to chefs/mixologists or their organizations of choice. With every recipe purchase you can provide immediate financial relief and help save our industry.”
Francine Lee, who does business development for meez, told The Spoon that the company has collaborated with the chefs to make the recipes more approachable for us home cooks. She said: “There’s also a lot of cool tips and tricks that happen in a professional kitchen that could be insightful for a home cook.”
What recipe on the site has caught your eye? 👩🍳👩🍳👩🍳