Meet Catherine Louise Schubert, Creative-in-Residence

Catherine Louise Schubert of @tablecollective joins us as our first NYC Creative-in-Residence. A cook extraordinaire and a curator of the finest things, her inspirational take on entertaining must be shared with the world. Join us as we explore what she loves to cook and eat and do, living a blissful life in NYC. 

A little about Catherine from Catherine by Catherine: 

From my first Easy Bake Oven heated by two 100-watt incandescent light bulbs, I’ve been on a culinary adventure. I trained in London at renowned chef, restaurateur and caterer, Prue Leith’s School of Food and Wine.
After cooking in London and Paris, I returned to NYC to start a catering company. In the beginning, the nature of my work was cyclical, I took advantage of this freedom to be able to travel and learn more about different cultures and cuisines. I have been fortunate to visit many countries and enjoy so many wonderful cuisines: I always find this inspiring.

I am an avid collector of rare cookbooks and not so rare ones too…I can’t pass a yard or estate sale without checking out the books. I particularly love the writing of Elizabeth David, both for her cultural references and the fact the measurements are more of a suggestion, rather than a dictum. I am often looking around for substitute ingredients when I have forgotten something off of a shopping list or prefer a dish to be more on the spicy side than suggested in the recipe.

If I had a philosophy about cooking, it would be to enjoy it and look upon it as an adventure. You might want to circle back to me on this once the pandemic is over and I am in a holiday panic: I will look forward to hearing all of my friends reminding me of this statement then.

Enjoy her recipes below and at Food52. Follow Catherine at @tablecollective.

Tomato and Chickpeas with Spinach

Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Fennel and Chickpeas with Preserved Lemon and Honey

Eggplant Chermoula