Welcome to the brand new website of Chef Jason McLeod, celebrated two star Michelin chef and his sister, Karlin, a mom just trying to cook a decent meal every night. We can hear the collective groans, “not another cooking website”. This will, however, be something different, we promise. We’ve googled it, so it must be true; we couldn’t find another sibling team cooking, writing and sharing from two different cities. I was inspired one night to start this blog space for my brother after his executive wife attempted a foray into baking. You’d think she might try the recipe for chocolate chip cookies on the back of the Chipits bag. Nope. She went for Macaroons, those pretty pastel dreams you find in Paris or Zurich; she had to go out and buy a scale and Silpat sheets.
Food presents us with a tall order these days. Local, organic, posh, simple, comfort, low fat, low carb, vegan and gluten free to name a few. Men are expected to cook, children know how to order mains and sides. The number of books, television shows and websites dedicated to food and cooking is overwhelming. Here, Jason will share his best ideas for cooking great meals at home. I’ll try the recipes on my real life family, at times turning the tables on Jason. Can he take my everyday meals and turn them into something special that my kids will still want to eat? Can I create a restaurant worthy dish on a Wednesday night? What do I really need in my kitchen to impress myself, my family and my friends? We’ll pepper the recipes and kitchen advice with stories of what it took to earn two Michelin Stars and what it’s like to cook for celebrities in five star hotels around the world.