It’s that time of year again – time to rattle those pots and pans! One of the final events of the year for Rootdown LA is the Mystery Lunch box competition. it’s a series of three classes where highs choolers learn the fine art of saute and the versatility of whole foods and healthy cookery. 5 teams make three recipes each week featuring whole foods – today, it’s corn, potatoes, white beans, greens and zucchini.
All my chef friends come and mentor the kids, and the class ends in a cook-off. The winning team is awarded prizes (everybody gets a prize, don’t worry) and every participant walks away with life skills and a new found confidence in the kitchen.