Interview with Paolo Presta of A Spoonful of Paolo, Nutella Truffles, Beef Wellington, Coconut Macaroons
February 25, 2013
Hosted by Kid Chef Eliana
In this episode, Kid Chef Eliana interviews Paolo Presta of "A Spoonful of Paolo" web talk show. They talk about how Oprah opened the doors for Paolo's career in entertainment, his Italian heritage, and their mutual love of Nutella. In "A Tisket A Tasket, What's Inside My Basket?," Eliana explores turnips and cream. She shares recipes for "Asian Turnip Salsa" and "Whipped Cream." In "Spice Detective," Eliana investigates hazelnuts and gives a recipe for "Nutella Truffles." In "Cooking Tips and Tools," Eliana tells all about the "Pastry Brush" with a recipe for "Beef Wellington." Her "Snacktivity" is "Hot Dog People." In Cookin' Crafts, learn how to make "Homemade Finger Paints." Bon Appetit!
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.
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!”