Tis the season folks! We decided to sit down with our own Tara Lazar to chat a little about culinary inspiration, seasonal favorites and get the scoop on her favorite cookbooks! Check out the Q&A below!
What draws you to the culinary world?
T - Interesting people, the fast paced environment and I get to be around tasty food all the time!
What is your favorite spice to use during the fall / winter months?
T - I love using cinnamon in savory dishes!
If you could cook one dish right now what would it be?
T - A perfectly roasted chicken.
What is your favorite dish to cook for the holidays?
T - Thin, crispy potato pancakes.
What food or spice do you hope to see more of in food this season and how would you use it?
T - Definitely turmeric! It's incredibly versatile, we use it here at Cheeky's in scrambles, in our smoothies at Chi Chi and on our cauliflower at Mr. Lyon's.
What are a few key elements you look for when deciding to purchase a new cookbook?
T - Innovative recipes, beautiful imagery and out of the ordinary food pairings.