Michelin Is Helping You Turn Your Kitchen Into A Starred Dining Experience

While Larry David is correct that self-isolation is the perfect opportunity to stay home, sit on the couch and watch TV, but should you grow restless, these strange times are also giving aspiring home chefs a chance to perfect their skills. A brief navigation away from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to Instagram reveals that Michelin is making it fun and easy to try new things. 

Calling the project #MichelinGuideAtHome, the 100-year-old institution “presents homemade recipes, straight from your favorite chefs to your kitchen,” and encourages participants to share their attempts with the aforementioned hashtag. 

Chefs from the most delicious restaurants around the world are letting us self-isolators in on some of their easier-to-achieve culinary secrets, like an astounding vegan risotto from Christian and Manuel Costardi (tried and tasted by this Downtown Alliance staffer: amazing). 

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#MICHELINGUIDEATHOME presents homemade recipes, straight from your favorite chefs to your kitchen. Treat yourself to some comfort food this Sunday. In this case: Italian comfort food 🇮🇹 Christian and Manuel Costardi, the two brothers behind @costardibros — one star in the MICHELIN Guide Italy 2020 🇮🇹 — share their recipe for beautiful, rich risotto. Their restaurant is located in Vercelli, a town famous for rice cultivation. “The idea is to recreate the taste of Spaghetti with garlic, oil and chili (aglio, olio e peperoncino). It offers the perfect risotto taste minus the lactose.” . . Measurements equivalents: 200ml = 6 and 1/3 ounces 320g = 11 ounces 1L = 4 cups 18g = 0,6 ounces 1l = 4 cups 60°C= 140°F Thanks for the recipe @christiancostardi e @manuelcostardi! Illustrations by @alice.vdw Share your version with us 👉 Tag @michelinguide and use #MICHELINGUIDEATHOME

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#MICHELINGUIDEATHOME presents homemade recipes, straight from your favorite chefs to your kitchen. Gotta lotta panna cotta? We are so thrilled to see everyone making these chef-favorite recipes at home. We’re all in this together! 💪 Let’s keep the learning train going during this time of physical isolation: today, it’s panna cotta! Guy Laussausaie, Head Chef of his eponymous one-starred establishment in the MICHELIN Guide France 2020, shares this recipe for his celebrated creamy coffee pana cotta. Measurements equivalents: 150ml = 5.3 fl oz 30g = 1 ounce 125g = 4.5 ounces 200ml = 7 fl oz Thanks for the recipe @guy.lassausaie ! Illustrations by @alice.vdw Share your version with us 👉 Tag @michelinguide and use #MICHELINGUIDEATHOME

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Remember that when this New York City pause is over, Lower Manhattan touts two Michelin-starred restaurants (Crown Shy and L’Appart) waiting to dish out deliciousness. Not only that, the whole neighborhood was dubbed a three-star destination in the Michelin 2019 Green Guide. 

“Downtown New York City is a must-see neighborhood,” Philippe Orain, editorial director and editor-in-chief of the Michelin Green Guide, said. “Personally, I love the Woolworth Building, St. Paul’s Chapel and a drink at the Dead Rabbit… Historical and contemporary in its architecture, lively in its lifestyle and almost surrounded by water, it really is worth the journey.”

Until we can all return to these special places, let’s try cooking up a storm (and watching ample TV). 

photo: Teddy Wolff/Crown Shy