A Bastille Day cook-off for kids

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mini-Iron Chef Challenge: Bastille Day Kidspace Children’s Museum 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. (in Brookside Park), Pasadena Noon and 1 p.m., Friday and Saturday Free with museum admission ($8 for children and adults) (626) 449-9144 kidspacemuseum.org Fireworks are over for us, but the French have yet to celebrate their own independence day. Friday marks the 217th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, when French revolutionaries freed their comrades from the national prison. The French national holiday is also the perfect opportunity for children to learn about Parisian culture and cuisine. On Friday and Saturday, kids of all ages can use strawberries, chocolate and other sweet fillings to make dessert cr?pes at Kidspace Museum to commemorate Bastille Day. After the cooking event, families can learn some French words like l’arbre (tree) and fleur (flower) while walking through the outdoor learning environments. Participants will also build a model of the Eiffel Tower in the construction zone preview center. On both days, families can buy raffle tickets to win $75 gift certificates to the Cr?pe Vine Bistro. The Parisian-themed restaurant in Old Town Pasadena specializes in both sweet and savories. The Mini-Iron Chef events are quarterly Kidspace program series devoted to the exploration of cooking. A Wolfgang Puck Catering chef facilitates each group. Kids who participated in previous “challenges” learned about Chinese New Year in January and Cinco de Mayo in May by making internationally inspired treats. These cooking events are a preview of the From Harvest to Table exhibit that will be part of a future expansion at the museum. From Harvest to Table will feature a family market, international cafe, and a farmer’s delivery truck to demonstrate where food comes from – from how its grown to how it gets to your dinner table. Kidspace is developing the program with the national problem of childhood obesity in mind, and hopes to foster healthy eating habits in kids at an early age. Plus, they are exposed to different foods and traditions from around the world. With this year’s emphasis on food culture around the world, the Mini-Iron Chef program is teaching kids not just about where food comes from, but also a little bit of context about the culture it develops from, too,” “Kids might not have known that cr?pes existed before this weekend, but now they will,” said Kidspace Education Director Valerie Oguss. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2507last_img read more

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