As the current epidemic keeps restaurants closed for dine-in, many restaurants are converting into makeshift grocery stores to help meet grocery demands as well as to try and stay afloat during the difficult times. Chef Michael Sohocki is getting especially creative. Not only is he selling ingredients from his restaurant, the renowned Restaurant Gwendolyn, but he has also launched a weekly video series on how to cook with them.
The first video in the series provides a recipe and cooking demo for minestrone soup. You can view the video below:
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Announcing our weekly curbside grocery cooking series! Join us each Thursday as we demonstrate a meal or cooking demo using the ingredients we have available from our grocery offerings. Call 210-222-1849 or text 210-887-7512 to place your curbside order! Ingredients list below. Minestrone Soup ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 bunches of garlic, cut in half 2 diced beets 2 cups of diced celery 2 diced carrots 2 batches of kale, chopped 16oz can of canned tomatoes ½ lb elbow pasta 2 diced onions 1 tsp of red pepper flakes Pinch of fennel Pinch of dried oregano Pinch of dried basil Salt and pepper to taste
You can expect new videos to go live each Thursday on the Restaurant Gwendolyn Instagram account. The restaurant is also offering takeout dishes. The chef is also looking for donations for a new nonprofit that seeks to deliver daily box lunches for local healthcare workers.