Monday, April 25, 2011

2011 White House Easter Egg Roll: Kids' Kitchen Healthy Cooking Videos

Play With Your Food: White House Chefs and guest celeb chefs demonstrate healthy recipes in the Kids' Kitchen...
From the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll, a selection of videos of the cooking demonstrations that went on in the Kids' Kitchen, in the Play With Your Food activity area. Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, DC chef Spike Mendelsohn, Top Chef's Carla Hall, Art Smith and trainer Az Ferguson, and Guiness Book of World Records egg meister Howard Helmer all showed kids how to make healthy recipes. World renowned French chef Jacques Pépin cooked with First Lady Michelle Obama, Kelly Ripa, and Al Roker, and below, there's another video of him cooking, too.

The theme this year was Get Up and Go!, to reflect Mrs. Obama's childhood obesity campaign. Play With Your food was anchored around Mrs. Obama's White House Kitchen Garden, and a number of the chefs used vegetables from the garden. Activity stations focused on the benefits of seasonal, local, and organic foods. There was a Family Farmer’s Market, a Make-your-own Garden station, and a Buzzing About Bees station, which taught the importance of pollinators.