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Cool Kids Cook #46 – Rerun Interview with Chef Paul Prudhomme

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Kid Chef Eliana with Chef Paul Prudhomme

Hey Young Chefs!

In memory of Legendary Chef Paul Prudhomme, I am rerunning this episode with his interview. I was very saddened when I heard of his passing. He was an incredible person, a chef mentor, and inspiration to me.

Chef Paul Prudhomme was an internationally recognized name in the culinary industry. He was a television star, a cookbook author, a restaurateur, and a spice mogul. He has propelled the distinctive cuisine of his native Louisiana into the international spotlight and continues to push the limits by creating exciting and new American and international dishes. Chef Paul learned the importance of using the freshest ingredients while cooking at his mother’s side and continues to use only the earth’s finest harvests. Chef Paul was always adventurous. His strong curiosity of life and cultural customs motivated him to leave Louisiana in his early 20’s and travel across the United States to experience every culinary environment possible. From an Indian reservation all the way to the finest, five-star restaurant, Chef Paul learned to love, appreciate and blend the flavors of his younger years with those of many other cultures.

“A Tisket A Tasket What’s Inside My Basket?”
Today’s secret ingredient is… Forbidden Rice. Here is my recipe for Thai Chicken and Forbidden Rice Soup.” The dark color of this soup might look weird, but it doesn’t taste weird. It tastes amazing! I also love the chewy texture the rice adds to the soup.

“Kitchen Tips N Tools!”
Today’s kitchen tool is an… “Empanada Maker.” Here is a recipe for Corn Picadillo Empanadas.” ¡Delicioso!

“Spice Detective!”
Today we’re investigating… “Italian Seasoning.” Here is a recipe for Beef and Brussels Sprout Soup.”

“Snacktivity Time”
It’s Snacktivity Time! Here, I give you fun easy breezy snack ideas. Today’s Snacktivity is… “Lime Sherbet Float.”

“Creative Cuisine”
These are my recipes for Melon Gazpacho with Oregano Oil.” This gazpacho is very light, refreshing, and tasty!

“Cookin’ Crafts!”
Here is a fun kitchen-related craft. Today’s cookin’ craft is how to make a “Snow Jar.”

1 baby food jar
Corn syrup
Small toy
Hot glue gun

Step 1: Hot glue the small toy to the lid of the jar.
Step 2: Place about a teaspoon of glitter inside the jar.
Step 3: Fill the jar with corn syrup.
Step 4: Screw the lid on the jar and make sure it’s tight.
Step 5: Shake and watch the snow swirl!

That’s all for this week!

Bon Appetit, Kid Chef Eliana

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Mina March 3, 2016, 2:43 am

I’m Mina,nice to meet you.I’m from Vietnam.I’m 11 years old.
Do you like to cook Vietnamese food?
Wow, Eliana you did a really good job in your blog. I saw that in the picture, you spoke at the NOLA kids Expo and you’re introducing about healthy food!

You’re so amazing, Eliana! But can you tell us about the dessert that you usually make?

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