Cool Kids Cook #132 – Interview with Mark Bitterman

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Now, I’m excited to introduce our 4th Anniversary special guest, Selmelier Mark Bitterman.

Mark Bitterman Salts

A leading expert on artisan-made salt, chocolate, and cocktail bitters, Selmelier Mark Bitterman has clientele ranging from top chefs to food manufacturers to home cooks. The selmelier is to salt what the sommelier is to wine, providing information and expertise that helps diners, chefs, and retailers to get the best possible results from their food, restaurants, and stores. Mark leads salt-inspired dinners at many celebrated restaurants and lectures at culinary schools such as the French Culinary Institute, the Institute of Culinary Education, and Le Cordon Bleu. Mark has been developing recipes and consulting with various chefs, restaurants, and culinary institutions since 2006.

“A Tisket A Tasket What’s Inside My Basket?”
Today’s secret ingredient is Lavender.

Here is a recipe for my Lemon Thyme Lavender Lemonade.” This is a very refreshing and tasty lemonade that’s a perfect summer treat.

“Figure Out This Food!”
I have a game on my Facebook page called “Figure Out This Food.” I post a close-up of a food item and the first three guesses get a shout-out here. Congratulations to Sokhoeun Chau for guessing “Sweet Potatoes.”

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

“Snacktivity Time”
It’s Snacktivity Time! Here, I give you fun easy breezy snack ideas. Today’s Snacktivity is… Banana Ice Cream.” This ice cream is the simplest ice cream ever because it only takes two ingredients.

“Creative Cuisine”
This is a recipe for my Mini Chicken Pot Pies.” This is a great recipe I created using leftovers from the night before!

“Kitchen Crafts!”
Here is a fun kitchen-related craft. Today’s kitchen craft is how to make “Giant Paper Popsicles.”

Colored card stock
Glue stick
Giant popsicle sticks

Step 1: Cut colored cardstock into the shape of a giant popsicle.
Step 2: Cut different shapes such as circles, squares, and zig zag lines for your popsicle.
Step 3: Glue the shapes onto your popsicle to create cool designs.
Step 4: Glue the giant popsicle stick to the back of the giant popsicle. Enjoy your creation!

That’s all for this week!

Bon Appetit,
Kid Chef Eliana

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