A culinary cook-off for the kids

July 10, 2008 5:20:05 PM PDT
"Doof-a-Palooza" is an event that's all about getting kids excited about food and cooking. Nick Smith connected with two young chefs and one famous one ? Joey Altman -- to learn more about the event happening this Saturday.

Get an inside take on the DooF Television show at DooF-a-Palooza through a range of participatory activities with growers, chefs, purveyors and cookbook authors, including the chefs of Google's own amazing food program.

What is Doof? Doof, F-O-O-D backwards is an innovative television series for children, set to air on public television in 2009, that gets kids excited about good food through humor, science, live action, animation, music and cooking.

Who? Parents and Kids of All Ages

When? July 12, 2008, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Where? 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View

More info: For ticket information and more about the event visit: www.foodbackwards.com

About Chef Joey Altman: www.joeyaltman.com

Recipes featured in this segment during cook-off:

Haley and Ari were given a wide variety of veggies and other healthy ingredients to make their very own special healthy veggie pasta salad. Each ingredient was chosen by the DooF kids based on nutrition, color, texture and taste. Kids can make their own special salads at home using all their favorite ingredients to taste. Here are the ingredients that Haley and Ari used in their salads:

Haley Pagcaliuagan's "Pasta Salad"

fusili pasta (corkscrew)
black olives
English peas
Roasted eggplant
fresh spinach
tomatoes
fresh basil
toasted sesame seeds
toasted pine nuts
feta cheese
fresh parsley
fresh cilantro
olive oil
salt & pepper
balsamic vinaigrette

Ari Eger-Beyeler's "A Special Salad":

fusili pasta (corkscrew)
Ari's special "secret ingredient" was home made pesto from his backyard garden
English peas
fresh spinach
carrots
tomatoes
feta cheese
toasted sesame seeds
toasted pine nuts
fresh basil
fresh cilantro
salt & peppper
balsamic vinaigrette


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