Interview with Chef Dan Coudreaut, Executive Chef of McDonald's, Sweet Potato Mascarpone Bites, Grilled Chicken Pasta Alfredo

December 17, 2012
Hosted by Kid Chef Eliana

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Episode Description

In this episode, Kid Chef Eliana interviews Chef Dan Coudreaut, the executive chef of McDonald's and Sarah Ralston, the 11 year old winner of McDonald's Happy Meal Contest. They talk about McDonald's new Happy Meal, how nutrition plays a role in McDonald's menu, and the process of getting an item from the test kitchen to the restaurants. They also talk about Sarah Ralston's experience at the McDonald's Headquarters, working with Chef Dan. In "A Tisket A Tasket, What's Inside My Basket?," Eliana shares recipes for "Scrumptious Carrot Souffle'" and "Elvisana Pancakes." In "Spice Detective," Eliana investigates saffron and gives a recipe for "Thai Saffron Rice." Eliana also shares kitchen tips on measurements and tells all about the grill pan. Her "Snacktivity" is "Christmas Tree Crudites." In Cookin' Crafts, learn how to make "Salt Dough Ornaments." Cool Kids Cook! Bon Appetit!

Cool Kids Cook

Cool Kids Cook

Monday at 4 PM on VoiceAmerica Kids Channel

Join Kid Chef Eliana on "Cool Kids Cook!" Get creative in the kitchen and find the foodie in you. Discover cuisine from around the world, cooking techniques, interviews with top chefs, and of course, recipes by Kid Chef Eliana. You'll be cooking in no time! Bon Appetit! Cool Kids Cook can be heard live every Monday at 4 PM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Kids Channel.

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Kid Chef Eliana

Kid Chef Eliana

12 year old Kid Chef Eliana grew up in a family of cooks. With grandparents from Cajun Louisiana, the Philippines, Cuba, and Honduras, Eliana’s recipes have international flair. She loves traveling and spending time in the kitchen with her family. Eliana says, “Cooking is so much fun. You can be creative and invent new recipes.” Eliana’s first cookbook, “Eliana Cooks! Recipes for Creative Kids” was released in October 2010. She is awaiting the publication of her second cookbook, “Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana.”

At ten years old, Kid Chef Eliana was chosen as one of 13 Latinos profiled in a museum exhibit at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. She is featured in a book called The Parents’ Guide to Raising CEO Kids by Dr. Jerry Cook and Sarah L. Cook. She has been a guest chef on Eyewitness Morning News on WWL-TV in New Orleans and has cooked with Celebrity Chef John Besh. She was a featured chef at the New Orleans Seafood Festival and the Louisiana Book Festival. She does numerous media appearances, cooking demonstrations, and book signings.

In the future, Eliana plans to design cookware for kids, create a line of spices, and host her own TV cooking show. She also wants to teach kids that good food is more than chicken nuggets and French fries. Her motto is, “Cool kids cook and get creative in the kitchen!”

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