Bridget Pelster feels most at home in the kitchen, cooking for family and friends. “You cook for people to show them how much you care.”
She credits her mom and grandmas for her focus - and passion - when it comes to cooking. Bridget spent childhood evenings helping her mom cook dinner and weekends doing the same at her grandparents’ houses. Her favorite thing to eat is either something she has never had or something her grandmas or mom have made.
Bridget likes all sorts of cooking techniques but using as few dishes as possible. “Cooking should be fun, not labor intensive.” Her signature is traditional food with a twist, using one ingredient in a menu that people aren’t necessarily expecting. “By adding just one fun or unusual ingredient, you can make your dinner party the one that everyone looks forward to.”
Currently her favorite ingredient is cardamom. “If they made it in a perfume, I would be in heaven.”
Bridget’s Cooking Tip: “I share Madam Benoit’s philosophy - ‘I feel a recipe is only a theme, which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.’”
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