After a shift, what’s your favorite guilty pleasure to eat? “Salt and Vinegar Chips and White Wine.”
Is there a dish you wouldn’t cook? “I can’t really think of anything I wouldn’t cook – unless it’s something like shark fin soup. There are some things that shouldn’t be on the menu. ”
All-time favorite spice. “Probably cinnamon. It is beneficial for both sweet and savory applications. “
What’s your favorite music to listen to while cooking? “Usually, something like Erykah Badu or but be careful, but really my playlists are all over the place”.
Did you grow up cooking? “Yes, when I was a kid, I cooked with my parents – peeled fresh garlic, tossed, minced. I’m always curious about what’s going on in the kitchen and feel a higher level of comfort when it comes to food. “
Which chef would you like to cook with, alive or dead? “I want to cook with Gabrielle Hamilton. I think we will get along. “
After all these years working in a restaurant, how much do you still love going out to eat? “Going out to eat is one of my greatest pleasures. Yes, even after all these years! It might be a different experience for a chef, but it’s what keeps us all going. Always taste, always observe, always support. ”
Name the best cooking show of all time. “The best cooking show of all time: OG Japanese Chef. ”
What’s a tool you’ve always needed but can’t seem to find in your kitchen? “Microplane. I swear I had to open four drawers before I remember where I put it. Hint: Do not put in the drawer”.
What is the best food city in the world? “Montreal.”
Christina McKeough is the chef at High Street Philly.
The interview has been condensed and edited.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/10-dishes-with-chef-christina-mckeough-of-high-street-philly?source=articles&via=rss 10 Dishes With Chef Christina McKeough of High Street Philly