Interview with Legendary Chef Paul Prudhomme, One Year Anniversary Celebration of Cool Kids Cook
July 29, 2013
Hosted by Kid Chef Eliana
In this episode, Kid Chef Eliana interviews chef legend, Paul Prudhomme, the inventor of the blackening technique and the turducken. They talk about Chef Paul's long career and his love of family. They also talk about his food travels and his famous restaurant, K-Paul's in New Orleans. In "A Tisket A Tasket, What's Inside My Basket?," Eliana explores forbidden rice and shares her recipe for "Thai Chicken and Forbidden Rice Soup." In her segment, "Foodie News," she shares the 411 on the cooking world. In "Spice Detective," Eliana investigates Italian seasoning and gives a recipe for "Beef and Brussels Sprout Soup." In "Cooking Tips and Tools," her tool is the empanada maker and she shares a recipe for "Corn Picadillo" and "Empanadas." In Creative Cuisine, Eliana gives recipes for "Watermelon Gazpacho" and "Oregano Oil." Her "Snacktivity" is "Lime Sherbet Float." In Cookin' Crafts, learn how to make a "Snow Jar." 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!”