In this time of self-isolation, it’s tough to not only stay positive but also find activities to keep us busy while hunkering down at home. If you’re a foodie, or want to get into cooking during this at-home period, then prepare to get very excited by this news.
Toronto chefs and restaurants are sharing their recipes in a free online cookbook.
The online cookbook, titled titled Open Source Recipes to be Used in Quarantine During a Global Pandemic, launched on April 4 and features recipes from restaurants like Patois, Tennessee Tavern, Paris Paris, and Enoteca Sociale, to name a few. Wondering how to get your hands on this cookbook? It’s available in PDF form for easy viewing on any device.
The book’s forward is written by its creator Nick Chen-Yin who is the former co-owner of Smoke Signals in Toronto. Chen-Yin says, “This cookbook is meant to be an open source toolkit that everyone and anyone can access during a time of heightened need,” Chen-Yin continues. “There are recipes from chefs, line cooks, home cooks, mothers, fathers, nonnas, popo’s and everyday joes.”
While the recipes included in the cookbook are mostly contributed by professional chefs, anyone can submit a recipe that they love.
If you want to add a recipe to the cookbook, all you have to do is write a recipe for your favourite dish and add in all the accurate measurements in weight or by volume. Then send it in by email with Open Source Cookbook as the subject line. Photos aren’t necessary but they never hurt!
Recipes you can expect to see in the cookbook range from Robinson Bread’s Sourdough, Enoteca Sociale’s Mezze, Patois’ Jamaican Peppa Shrimp, and more.
In addition to a wide selection of food, there are also tasty cocktail recipes, as well!
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