Features 6 minutes 13 April 2020

Quarantine Cooking: MICHELIN Chefs Share Recipes On Social Media

Top chefs around the world like Eric Ripert, Massimo Bottura and Guy Martin are taking to social media during their restaurant downtime to share recipes and videos from their own home kitchens.

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As millions around the world do their part to fight the Covid-19 pandemic by staying home and practising social distancing to slow the spread of the disease, more are picking up their pans and cooking at home before sharing their creations online. Professional chefs, too, are rising to the occasion and doing what they do best — cooking in the time of coronavirus. The top toques of MICHELIN-star restaurants around the world like Eric Ripert, Massimo Bottura and Guy Martin are taking to social media during their restaurant downtime to share recipes and videos from their own home kitchens.

Whether you're a novice just getting started or looking to level up behind the stove, indulge in some feel-good home cooking and find some culinary inspiration here.

Chefs and MICHELIN inspectors alike have contributed their favourite home cooking recipes on the official MICHELIN Guide Instagram under the hashtag #michelinguideathome. You'll find straightforward recipes in easy-to-follow steps, such as Stephanie Le Quellec's (La Scene, two stars) Green Pea Spaghetti With Iberian Ham, Gordon Ramsay's (Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, three stars) Marinara Sauce and an anonymous inspector's Citrus Marmalade, complete with cute illustrations and helpful metric conversions. 

Recipe Videos On the MICHELIN Guide's social media and digital websites

A treasure trove of recipes, techniques, tips and tricks from chefs of MICHELIN restaurants around the world are available on the MICHELIN Guide's social media and online websites. Learn to make the traditional Cantonese sweet treat of "smiling" sesame balls from one-MICHELIN-star Shang Palace in Hong Kong, or hand-shaped Tortelli with Pesto Genovese with Marco Manocchio, chef de cuisine of Italian restaurant Dolce Vita at the Mandarin Oriental Singapore. On Instagram, let veteran chef Wolfgang Puck entice you as he demonstrates how his signature Lobster with Truffle is made at his MICHELIN-star Cut in Beverly Hills. 

Recipe by Marco Manocchio of Dolce Vita in Singapore: Tortelli with Pesto Genovese Recipe

Massimo Bottura’s Instagram Show: Quarantine Kitchen
The celebrated chef of three-MICHELIN-star Osteria Francescana and his family have given people direct access to their home kitchen with a casual nightly cooking series on his Instagram page. Instructions for vegetable Thai curry and tortellini in panna are delivered with the chef’s characteristic panache and the help of his family.

Ferran Adria’s Family Meals On Twitter
The legendary chef of three-star elBulli fame takes his cookbook The Family Meal online with a series of Spanish-language cooking tutorials on his Twitter account — try your hand at these simple and inexpensive dishes that fed his staff during mealtimes at the now-shuttered restaurant. 

Eric Ripert’s Home Cooking On Instagram
From a quick chicken and red wine stew to a “super easy” cheese tortellini meat sauce for pasta, Eric Ripert of three-star Le Bernardin in New York shares his go-to recipes for cooking at home in simple recipes with photos and video clips.

Guy Martin On IGTV
The affable chef of two-star Le Grand Vefour in Paris has taken to IGTV to share his recipes for French classics like gâteau au chocolat, veal escalope with mushroom cream sauce and flambéed bananas in easy-to-follow four-minute French language videos.

Jason Atherton’s Social Kitchen Isolation On IGTV
British chef Jason Atherton of MICHELIN-star London restaurant Pollen Street Social does cooking demonstrations with recipes for easy home-cooked meals and dispenses tips on kitchen management like dealing with use-by dates and leftovers. Celebrity Ronan Keating makes a special guest appearance in one episode and literally sings for his supper.

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Daniel Boulud’s Cooking Demos On Instagram
His vaunted two-star restaurant Daniel in New York City may be closed, but chef Daniel Boulud has been keeping himself occupied with short cooking demonstrations on Instagram for culinary basics like Hollandaise sauce and French-style scrambled eggs.

Dominique Ansel’s Easy Home Cooking On Instagram
Acclaimed NYC baker behind MICHELIN Plate restaurant 189 by Dominique Ansel in Los Angeles may have rocketed to fame for inventing the Cronut, but he’s spending his time at home now sharing easy recipes for banana bread and pork dumplings.

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Rainy day today, and if you’re like me, you probably have a bunch of bananas getting too ripe in your kitchen. So let’s make banana bread. Check out the full video, and here’s the recipe (from my book Everyone Can Bake, out on 4/14). Ingredients: 400g (2 cups) sugar 250g (2 cups) All Purpose flour (plus more for dusting) 3g (3/4 tsp) baking soda 2g (3/4 tsp) ground nutmeg 5g (1 tsp) salt 5g (1 tsp) baking powder 150g (3 large) eggs 400g (2 cups, about 3-4) overripe bananas, peeled & mashed 200g (14 tbsp or 1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing Equipment: loaf pan mixing bowl spatula 1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Butter the bottom, sides, and edges of the loaf pan. Pour in some flour, shake it around until the pan is evenly coated, then tap out any excess flour. (You can also use parchment paper). 2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork. Add the dry ingredients and the eggs, and mix with a spatula until well combined. Stir in the melted butter until fully incorporated. 3. Pour the batter in the prepared pan, filling it to 3/4 inch (2 cm) from the top (you may have extra batter). Bake until the cake is golden brown (about 1 hour) and a cake tester or paring knife comes out clean. 4. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes. While the cake is still warm, turn it out of the pan. Slice and enjoy while the cake is still warm. Storage: The banana bread can be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or placed in an airtight container and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days. For longer storage, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, place in an airtight container, and freeze for up to 3 weeks. To use the frozen banana bread, remove it from the airtight container and transfer it to the refrigerator (still in the plastic wrap) to thaw for at least 3 hours or up to overnight, until the banana bread is soft again. #EveryoneCanBake

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Jose Andres’s #recipesforthepeople
On his Instagram account, Jose Andre of two-star restaurant minibar in Washington, D.C. cooks angel hair pasta in tomato sauce with his family in 3.5 minutes flat and demonstrates how to cook fried rice and lentil stew with his family in his #recipesforthepeople series.

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