Twelve Days of Chefmas: Judith Roll

Judith Roll from Judy's Kitchen and Bar

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Judith Roll | Judy's Bar and Kitchen, Stamford


How you got started in the kitchen:

I grew up with a hard working Mom and Dad, a food loving family with three hungry siblings.  I always loved being in the kitchen. It became my thing to cook dinner a few times a week. 

Your favorite ingredient to work with:

Summer veggies- any and all!

Favorite item on your menu:

On a "clean" eating day, our jerk salmon with quinoa, grilled veggies and grilled plantains.  Healthy and so satisfying.  On a "not so clean" eating day, anything from our smoker with slaw and mac 'n cheese. 

Favorite holiday dish to eat or cook:

From Tabouli Grill for Rosh Hashanah- Bubbe's brisket with kasha varnishke.  It's my childhood.

Restaurant in CT that you're dying to try: 

Teff Restaurant in Stamford.

Funniest kitchen story:

Tripping on my way into Tabouli's back door with very large containers of yogurt in both arms.  I didn't know yogurt could fly.  Apparently I can't.  We have many laughs replaying that security video segment.

Social media: 

You can follow Judy on Instagram at @judysbarandkitchen