With many restaurants closed and governors across the country urging everyone to shelter in place, home cooking has sharply increased. But not all those doing the home food preparation feel as if they are food savvy,
Stepping up to answer questions during what is becoming a crazy, demanding time in the kitchen, is two-time James Beard Award-winning chef Sarah Stegner. co-owner of Prairie Grass Café, a popular Northbrook restaurant in Chicago’s northern suburbs, Chef Sarah has been taking food and cooking-related calls from 2 to 4 p.m. CT since March 15.
“We realize that many people need help and we want to offer our assistance by providing information and answering cooking questions. Our telephone number for questions is 847-920-8437,” she said.
Calling the hotline “From Our Kitchen to Yours,” Chef Sarah explained the need. “Our goal is to help you plan a nutritious, balanced meal with what you have at home and make it possible for you to be comfortable cooking for you and your family,” Stegner said.
“Examples of questions are how to properly roast a chicken; how to cook dried beans; what to make with root vegetables; how to make a potato gratin; and what to do with your leftovers,” she said.
Prairie Grass Cafe (601 Skokie Blvd.; Northbrook, co-owned by Stegner and chef George Bumbaris, supports Chicago’s Green City Market and local sustainable farms. The restaurant has been busy with take-out-orders. For more information visit Prairie Grass Café. Also visit the restaurant on social media at Facebook.com/PrairieGrassCafe, on Twitter @SarahStegner and on Instagram at Instagram.com/PrairieGrassCafe.