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Cooking with Color 4 Kids Live Interactive Cooking Program Launch

24 Jul

Kristen Hess, The Artful Gourmet

Kristen Hess, The Artful Gourmet

Cooking with Color 4 Kids by Kristen Hess

On June 27, eDiningNews and Kristen Hess, The Artful Gourmet launched a new cooking program for kids called Cooking with Color 4 Kids © at Madiba Restaurant in Brooklyn. This interactive, hands-on cooking class is designed for the whole family, as Kristen teaches kids and parents how to cook colorful, healthy recipes through the color palette, ripe with fruits and vegetables and fresh, natural ingredients.

Food Color Wheel

Food Color Wheel

The class began with an introduction to the color wheel and the various benefits of eating colorful fruits and vegetables in the spectrum. Kristen had the kids name some of their favorite Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Violet foods and discussed ways to add more color into your cooking. Instead of just making a cheese pizza, add some spinach and fresh tomatoes or basil. Make your Macaroni and Cheese healthier by adding some broccoli to it.

Madiba Restaurant, Brooklyn NY

Madiba Restaurant, Brooklyn NY

Lots of fun colorful ideas were exchanged as the kids got ready to start making some of their own colorful recipes from the South African Restaurant Madiba in Brooklyn.

Students making South African Pap Cornmeal with Monkey Gland Sauce and Tomato Onion Gravy

Students making South African Pap Cornmeal with Monkey Gland Sauce and Tomato Onion Gravy

Kristen with students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

Kristen with students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

Kristen with students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

Kristen with students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

Students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

Students and parents after Cooking with Color 4 Kids class at Madiba Restaurant

On the cooking program menu were South African specialties such as: South African Pap Cornmeal with Tomato-Onion Gravy and Monkey Gland Sauce made with apricots, red wine, tomato and raisins, Sweet Corn and Pumpkin Salad, Pumpkin Fritters, Shebeen Salad with house wild greens, papaya, mango, summer berries, avocado, and nuts, and Rooibos Tea.

South African Pap Cornmeal with Tomato Onion Gravy

South African Chakalaka

South African Chakalaka

South African Monkey Gland Sauce

South African Monkey Gland Sauce

Shebeen Salad with Wild Greens, Papaya, Mango, Berries, Avocado and Nuts

Shebeen Salad with Wild Greens, Papaya, Mango, Berries, Avocado and Nuts

Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin and Corn Salad

Pumpkin and Corn Salad

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos Tea

The class was videotaped live on Livestream by eDiningNews, and the video is featured online and also below for those who missed the class. All in all, it was a fun, interactive class that the kids and parents loved. And most of all a rewarding experience for me as I got to teach kids how to cook and eat healthy by adding colorful fruits and vegetables to their everyday cooking.

Stay tuned for more class locations and dates as the cooking program grows around NYC!d for the whole family, as Kristen teaches kids and parents how to cook colorful, healthy recipes through the color palette, ripe with fruits and vegetables and fresh, natural ingredients.

Watch the cooking class video on YouTube

SOBE Food Festival

15 Mar

By Kristen Hess, Artful Gourmet

Sharon Block with eDiningNews recently visited the 2011 South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami, Florida. This year’s fantastic event was held from February 24-27 and was the 10th anniversary of the Food Network’s festival. The weather was warm with bright sunny skies and visitors had an opportunity to learn and interact with their favorite Food Network, Cooking Channel and industry chefs and personalities, all amid the beautiful backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.

Sharon Block - eDiningNews

Sharon Block from eDiningNews getting ready to sample the fabulous wines, spirits and foods at the Grand Tasting Village.

4 Orange Premium Vodka

4 Orange Vodka, the world’s first vodka exclusively made from Florida oranges held the First Annual Classic Cocktail Competition.

Chef Fabio Viviani

Sharon was thrilled to meet Chef Fabio Viviani Brand Ambassador for Bertolli® Olive Oil and a  Top Chef All  Star.

Barilla Booth

Enjoying the pasta in the Barilla booth.

Visit eDiningNews on YouTube to see a video overview of the Grand Tasting Village.

Meet The Chef: Adam Shepard, Lunetta

15 Feb

Behind The Scenes Interview with Lunetta Restaurant, Brooklyn NY

Kristen Hess at Lunetta in Brooklyn

Watch the full video interview with Kristen & Adam here

By Kristen Hess, The Artful Gourmet

Meet Chef Adam Shepard from Lunetta with an in-depth, up close interview as Kristen Hess and eDiningNews interview Adam about his background, Lunetta’s Mediterranean gourmet fare, insights on his cooking style, and his commitment to the Slow Food philosophy.

Lunetta, a trendy Mediterranean restaurant on Smith Street in Brooklyn, has a fantastic menu and atmosphere that you must try for yourself! They offer a variety of small plates and gourmet market fare such as bruschetta, antipasti plates, fresh roasted market vegetables and a variety of pasta dishes and entrees including Pappardelle with Porcini-braised Berkshire Pork, luscious Lunetta meatballs, and savory Sullivan County chicken, roasted under a brick with mushrooms and marsala wine.

Lunetta has been featured in “The New Brooklyn Cookbook” and is a practicing member of the Slow Food International group who’s philosophy it is to commit to food biodiversity and use all local and organic farmers, growers and food suppliers.

In warmer temperatures, you can dine alfresco in the back garden, or enjoy a private dinner party in their cozy yet spacious dining room with a full bar.

View the Lunetta_Menu

Lunetta
116 smith street, btw pacific and dean, brooklyn, NY 11217 |  718.488.6269

http://www.lunetta-ny.com/brooklyn/

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