Interview with Chef Gale Gand, Celebrity Pastry Chef, Hershey's Kiss Sultan Hat Cookies, Custard Thumbprints

December 24, 2012
Hosted by Kid Chef Eliana

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Episode Description

In this "Swreet Treats" episode, Kid Chef Eliana interviews Chef Gale Gand, Celebrity Pastry Chef and Founder/Partner of Tru in Chicago. They talk about family baking traditions, the over 100 pies Chef Gale made over the Thanksgiving holidays, and her triumph over dyslexia. They also talk about the search for an edible fruitcake. LOL In "A Tisket A Tasket, What's Inside My Basket?," Eliana investigates chocolate and oatmeal. She shares recipes for "Sultan Hat Cookies" made with Hershey's Kisses and "Reindeer Patties" made with oatmeal. In "Spice Detective," Eliana investigates almonds and gives a recipe for "Custard Thumbprints." Eliana also shares kitchen tips on cookie baking and tells all about the cookie/baking sheet. Her "Snacktivity" is "Hot Vanilla with Chocolate Whipped Cream." In Cookin' Crafts, learn how to make "Peppermint Candy Trays." 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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