Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fun with Grains, Even more fun with Vegetables!

Counselors met all the eager campers this morning at the HUB parking deck to escort them to the lab for the start of Day 2 of the Cook Like a Chef! Basics Camp 2013! We had a busy day in store so we got started right away. First up -- Grains! While listening to Alyssa's PowerPoint about the health benefits of whole grains, the campers tried three kinds of store bought bread to see which they preferred: regular white vs. white wheat vs brown whole wheat. Results varied, but now they have a different idea of what types of bread and grains are out there! Chef then demonstrated how to make a loaf of homemade bread so all of the campers could make break to take home! (Make sure you sample some... it's delicious!)

 Laura's Vegetable PowerPoint explained the benefits of including a lot of homemade vegetables in your daily diet. Campers sampled exotic vegetables like fennel, celery root, and kohlrabi as they listened. Cooking time was very busy as campers developed their recipes and kneaded their bread. All of their hard work paid off with a colorfully arranged veggie crudite platter as an appetizer, followed by an array of dishes like Whole Wheat Pasta with Zucchini and Walnuts, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake, Granola, Vegetarian Chili, and Mashed Potatoes (just to name a few). We hope all of these recipes will find their way onto your family's dining room table in the next couple of weeks!! 

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