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2010 Has Been a Good Year (What’s Next?)

2010 Has Been a Good Year (What’s Next?)
It has been a good year for What's Cooking!  I have met amazing people and have accomplished things that I never thought possible. [caption id="attachment_3675" align="aligncenter" width="342" caption="Chefs Move to Schools"][/caption] Here are a few highlights of 2010 - a good place to start if you are just getting to know me and my mission: Readers started sharing their amazing stories about their experiences in the kitchen with family in our new series, What's Cooking with YOUR...

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Chefs Move to Schools: Celebs with Kids at the W...

I love how this video, from the White House Blog, captures the essence of the Chefs Move to Schools initiative: Look! A new post about the initiative from my friend, Lia at the Nourish Network. Since my return from the White House, just over a week ago, I have been invited to help launch salad bars in 7 elementary schools in our district next fall! Thanks Flotus!
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Chefs Move to Schools - My White House Experienc...

When I was growing up, my parents taught me that it is customary to be grateful and polite when you are invited to somebody’s house. The rules would be no different for the White House, of course.  Maybe that is why I have been hesitant to write about my trip to DC until now.  I have been struggling with how to capture the whole event – the thrill, the honor, the inspiration…and also some of my concerns and constructive feedback.  I don’t have any real dirt to share and I am not leaking...

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Chefs Move to Schools – White House, Here I Co...

It would be an understatement to say that I was excited to be heading to the White House for the launch of Michelle Obama's new campaign, Chefs Move to Schools.  I'm not sure the right words to express my enthusiasm are even in my vocabulary. I see your thought bubble now, "Did she just say she was going to the White House?  Whaaaat? How did that happen?"  Here's how it went down: A couple of years ago, a very bubbly and persuasive woman convinced me that I should join the International Association...

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Changing School Lunches: The Start of Our Journe...

I can't believe that we haven't had this discussion in my school district yet.  It's time.  I'm pissed that they are feeding our students toxic food.  And even worse - the kids that get the crappy food are the ones on the reduced fee lunch program - and it may be the only food they get all day.  If we could feed all of the kids REAL food, I might actually participate in the school lunch plan.  At least some of the time... Every year, there are groups of parents that get angry about the quality...

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