Soul Cocina Kids!
Cooking with kids at home (above) and at the San Francisco Ferry Building (below)
Every year Hands on Gourmet teams up with The Junior League of San Francisco (JLSF) and CUESA for “Kids in the Kitchen”. It is an event to inspire children to think about the foods that they eat and to encourage the kids to get excited about healthy food that tastes great. The program has been designed to help our communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition.
At an event a few years ago my team made fruit beignets. The kids had a great time dipping the fruit into the batter. Some kids combined a few different fruits within a single beignet, creating there own custom made creations. The beignets were a great way to get the children to work with fresh ingredients and to see how a homemade batter can be transformed into a wonderful treat.
Tune: Inner City Blues by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Tune: Tarik by Hypnotic Brass Ensemble who make New Orleans Brass music and more out of NYC and Chicago.
More from HBE here.
Tune: Ain't Got A Home by Clarence "Frogman" Henry
Tune: Dippermouth Blues by King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band
Tune: Mama Roux by Dr John
For more Crescent City sounds, head on over to Home of the Groove
The children working with Mike C from Kitchen on Fire made homemade macaroni and cheese. It was a lot of fun working with the kids.