Week 4: Stew needed a little something

Selena Rivera, Shaianne Croker and Kyra Johnson work together to prepare the vegetable crudite during week 4 of My Daughter’s Kitchen at TeamUp Philly.

Everyone liked the beef stew, but a few of our students thought it needed something.  Riley Brown said it needed a bit more salt; Bibeta Nana suggested that hot sauce would do the trick; Selena Rivera though it needed a touch of something sweet.  All great suggestions that add to the flavor and complexity of a dish.    It’s rewarding to see our students using their most important cooking tools – their minds and their palates!  Everyone was surprised that the healthy yogurt ranch dressing tasted so much like the store-bought version that they love.

-Elena Levitan, Beth Buckman