We get the lowdown on chef Mitch Prensky's favorite cookbooks, kitchen tools, and more.
Supper chef Mitch Prensky // Photograph by Jason Varney
Chef Mitch Prensky is well known for his farm-to-table fare and unique use of ingredients at his South Street restaurant, Supper, so we stopped by to ask him a few questions about his day to day life and how healthy eating fits into the mix.
What is your typical breakfast?
I go for a healthy option every morning. I prefer black coffee, a toasted English muffin with jelly, and then I make a bowl of low-fat vanilla yogurt with blueberries and granola.
How many cookbooks do you own? What’s your favorite healthy cookbook?
I own over 300, but I have two favorite healthy cookbooks. One is the classic Moosewood Cookbook. It was impossible to escape this book when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s. I also really like the French Culinary Institute’s Salute to Healthy Cooking featuring all of my former chef-bosses cooking lighter versions of their French classics.
What’s the best healthy recipe you have ever created?
At our catering company, The Global Dish, we pride ourselves on creating custom menus for each client’s event. As a result, I’ve been tasked with creating many low-fat/spa/vegan/all-vegetable menus. One of my favorites was an all-vegetable tasting that featured an awesome corn dish with radish, cilantro, tofu and lime. Great flavors!