Interview with USDA Deputy Under Secretary Dr. Janey Thornton, Chipotle Chicken Chili, and Carrot Cake Muffins

October 13, 2014
Hosted by Kid Chef Eliana

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Episode Description

In this episode, Kid Chef Eliana interviews USDA Deputy Under Secretary Dr. Janey Thornton. They talk about the USDA Farm to School Program. They also talk about how the USDA works to educate kids about the benefits of fresh produce through working with local farmers, through growing school gardens, and through mentorship. In "A Tisket A Tasket What's Inside My Basket?," Eliana explores chipotle and shares her recipe for "Chipotle Chicken Chili." In her segment, "Foodie News," she shares the 411 on the cooking world. In her segment, "Figure Out This Food," she share information about Osage Oranges. In her segment, "The Cookbook Shelf" she reviews Future Chefs: Recipes By Tomorrow’s Cooks Across the Nation and the World by Ramin Ganeshram. In Creative Cuisine, Eliana gives her recipe for "Carrot Cake Muffins." Her "Snacktivity" is "Queggadillas - Egg Quesadillas." In Kitchen Crafts, learn how to make a "Plastic Cup Bat". 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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