The first few weeks of quarantine, my kitchen rivaled any studio kitchen on the Cooking Channel. I was whipping up gourmet meals with the exuberance of Julia Childs and the speed of Usain Bolt. I could fillet a fresh fish while spinning sugar webs like Martha Stuart on Speed. Now, far too many weeks into quarantine, something changed. I know this because today my roommate, very cautiously, asked what I put on my lunch plate. I answered with irrational confidence; “It’s a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I ran out of peanut butter.”
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Clearly, I started too hot, and quickly burned out, like a big apron-clad, flour-covered star. Luckily, I learned from my epic fail. I learned that a meal doesn’t have to be fancy or difficult to be healthy and delicious. The flavor of good, wholesome food, whether a fresh pink piece of salmon, a ripe red tomato, or a few aromatic leaves of basil, requires very little to turn into a five-star meal.
That’s the message Johnathan Bardzik drives home in his recent #BozzutoStaysHome virtual cooking demonstration; “Fun with Flavor”. Not only does he take the hassle out of making a praise-worthy meal, he makes the making fun. From his own kitchen, he whips up a fresh, seasonal dinner featuring heart-healthy fish, local asparagus, young potatoes, and ripe strawberries. And he does it all without breaking a sweat, or breaking down and crying. After I watched it, I knew I’d never look at cooking the same way again. Check out Johnathan’s no stress, have fun, eat healthy cooking demonstration now.