Interview with Nina Camacho with the New Orleans Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, Sweet Potato Shallot Galette, banana bread

April 1, 2013
Hosted by Kid Chef Eliana

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Episode Description

In this episode, Kid Chef Eliana interviews Nina Camacho of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. They talk about the purpose of the AFC and the Best Chefs of Louisiana event. In "A Tisket A Tasket, What's Inside My Basket?," Eliana explores shallots and bacon. She shares recipes for "Sweet Potato Shallot Galette" and "Bacon Cheddar Cornbread." In "Spice Detective," Eliana investigates turmeric and gives a recipe for "Sweet Potato Coconut Soup." In "Cooking Tips and Tools," Eliana gives tips for what to do with leftover Easter eggs. Her tool is a pressure cooker and she shares a recipe for "Pressure Cooker Creole Beef Stew." In Creative Cuisine, Eliana gives recipes for "One Bowl Banana Bread" and "Classic Cobb Salad." Her "Snacktivity" is "Banana Sushi." In Cookin' Crafts, learn how to make a "Jelly Bean Bracelet." 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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