Ireland’s latest culinary export Jordan Burke has just released The Natural Kitchen, a collection of indulgent but guilt-free food.
Haven’t heard of him yet? You will, mark our words. This super savvy chef has spent the last ten years making a name for himself on Britain’s culinary scene, working with stars like Sky Gyngell and Yotam Ottolenghi.
Having trained at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, Jordan was immediately picked up by the Michelin star chef Skye Gyngell to work with her and her team at Petersham Nurseries Restaurant in London. During his years there, Jordan also began cooking for private clients, where he soon gained a following for his naturally healthy, yet indulgent recipes, using alternatives to refined and processed ingredients.
Jordan is also an experienced Korean chef and is passionate about the countries food and culture, having first been exposed to it via his Korean wife. He was the 2013 winner of the ‘K-Food Festival’ search for the best Korean food chef in the UK. He was also awarded an honorary ambassadorship by the Korean Foreign Ministry to promote Korean food in the UK. Having spent a lot of time in Korean restaurant and home kitchens over the years, learning from chefs and indeed his wife and parents in law, he is now planning a Korean themed pop up restaurant in London.
His fresh approach to food results in wholesome plates that are good looking, taste delicious and as a bonus, are good for you too! Ranging from family food to more advanced dishes for the seasoned cook, this book is a fabulous addition to any food-lovers collection. From abundant salads to sustainably caught fish and meat dishes using herbs and spices inspired by Jordan’s travels, and indulgent desserts that no one would ever believe are guilt-free, this book satisfies the demand for food that is beautiful and good for you.