Touch, smell, taste. Our senses are the key to pleasure and wellbeing. If you surrender to your senses you live more intensely, you’re more at one with yourself and you strengthen your roots – according to Tanja Grandits. In the life of the multi-talented top chef, intensity and calm are close companions. Not just in the kitchen, where her poetic interplay of aromas and colours never fails to produce surprises, but in her personal life too, fragrance and colour play a key role for Tanja Grandits.
As a woman, mother and top chef, Tanja Grandits is confronted on a daily basis with challenges that demand energy, calm and endurance. “That’s why I take particularly good care of my body: from practising yoga and conscious breathing to eating healthy, nourishing food. I have a holistic approach to wellbeing,” says the ambitious top chef.
Tanja Grandits’ life is packed with contrasts, the peace and quiet of her private life never far away from the frenetic activity and total perfection of the kitchen at the Stucki restaurant in Basel. Not only are the two places geographically close, as Tanja Grandits and her daughter Emma live two floors above Stucki, but the restaurant is never far from her thoughts, either. Yet despite the fact that superwoman Grandits pours all her energy into her work at the restaurant, after a hard day in the kitchen she still loves to come home and prepare a nourishing meal for herself and her daughter. Nor is there any stopping her going back into the kitchen late in the evening to make granola from scratch so they can start the next day with a healthy, freshly roasted breakfast that smells wonderful.