Ever eaten out and thought: “I could do this at home”? Now is your chance to prove it. Since lockdown prevents us visiting restaurants, chefs are creating DIY culinary kits that let you replicate their dishes at home. All you need to do is add elbow grease, culinary flair, the odd ingredient and make a call on the level of Gordon Ramsay-esque expletives you’d like to season your dishes with. But what’s it like prepping your own restaurant food at home? We tested a number of kits to find out.
Koffee Pot, Manchester
Contents: Everything you need to make a US-style meaty pancake breakfast
This Manchester institution’s offering is less recipe kit than an immersive experience, given the breakfast-themed Spotify playlist, quiz and colouring sheet for kids. Frying the sausage patties, potato rostis, bacon and eggs and drizzling them with syrup