To Market: With Kendra Peterson
The owner of a boutique private chef service unpacks her ultimate grocery bag.
After spending years managing and developing culinary programs at Williams-Sonoma, Kendra Peterson dropped out of corporate America to offer Chicago-area foodies the ultimate luxury; in-home, healthy and gluten-free meals, which, as the private chef and owner of Drizzle Kitchen, she both customizes and prepares. Peterson, who is all about mixing and matching ingredients to make a range of perfectly satisfying meals, gave us a peek at what’s inside her grocery bag: six ingredients she always has on hand plus two utensils ideal for every home cook.
“I always recommend people eat an ounce a day. It has great antioxidants and it’s lower in calories than a lot of other things. A good quality dark chocolate should be gluten- and dairy-free. It’s always better to have something around that satisfies your sweet tooth; that way you’re not running to McDonald’s for a Shamrock Shake at midnight.”
“It’s basically a disposable, nonstick baking surface. You line baking sheets with it and it helps prevent pans from being destroyed. It’s also nice for roasting vegetables because it absorbs a teeny bit of water. It’s best to get it at Whole Foods because it’s recyclable and biodegradable. Plus, it fits a rimmed baking sheet perfectly.”