Prue Barrett is a private NYC chef who believes that people don’t have the time or money to spend on a list of ingredients “that would cost as much as the foreign debt of a small country and still be sitting in the kitchen cupboard when they move house in twenty years time.”
Some more thoughts from Prue: "I never tire of cooking. I love great produce, fine wine and fabulous cheese. But more than anything, I love that food, for a brief moment in our days, has the ability to slow us down. To make us stop for the smallest of seconds and enjoy a taste, a texture, a temperature…it connects us back to ourselves and to the people around us. I grew up in Australia. My Dad’s Mum, Chrissie was a sensational cook, making us pies with our initials on them in pastry, baking everything from scratch, even her presentation was beautiful. Nana, made the best comfort food, custard, Irish Stew and pea and ham soup. I got schooled very early on, in profound ways, about the power of food. It was traveling and working around the world for twelve years that further educated me in taste, flavor, technique and seasoning."