By Eric L. and Cyrus C.
When Gordon was growing up, he played a lot of soccer and hoped to one day become a professional soccer player. During one game, he injured his knee. This set him back and he would not be able to have a soccer career. Gordon could have hidden in his room forever but then he became interested in food and cooking. He soon decided to become a chef.
Since he had a huge setback, he knew he needed to work hard. His hard work paid off and he became a world renowned chef. He now has several television shows such as Master Chef, Hotel Hell, Kitchen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef Junior, and The F-Word. In Kitchen Nightmares and Hotel Hell he went on a tour of struggling restaurants, and hotels and worked with the owners to make them successful. One of his restaurants, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea, London, has held 3 Michelin stars since 2001 (A Michelin star is a highest rating a restaurant can achieve).
By Emily K. and Christine C.
Have you ever heard of a Korean dish called bibimbap? Bibimbap is a Korean meal that consists of rice, vegetables, and if you want, a fried egg. This recipe is similar to the Hawaiian snack called poke bowl. If you believe that sometimes Korean food is too spicy for your handling, then homemade bibimbap should be perfect for you! You can alter the spice, saltiness, and serving size, and it will always be like a taste of Korea. This recipe will teach you how to make the traditional Korean dish, Bibimbap.
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
2 cups of Korean (or Japanese) rice
1 large cucumber (sliced into strips)
1 ½ cups of bean sprouts
1 ½ cups of cooked and strained spinach
2 julienned carrots
4 shiitake mushrooms
1 zucchini, cut into thin strips
½ of well-cooked ground meat
Optional: 1 Fried egg
2 tablespoons of sesame oil
By Sean C.
There is a complex history behind sandwiches. There was a duke called John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. This particular Earl loved to gamble and he was pretty good at it too. To reward his gambling streak he ordered a cook to put a slice of meat between 2 slices of bread. He realized that he had created a new food and he decided to name his new food the “sandwich” (since he was the Earl of Sandwich). That is a fun fact you may not have known about sandwiches. Here’s another fun fact – apparently, a wrap is considered a sandwich everywhere besides New York. I always thought a wrap was a burrito. My favorite sandwich is an almond butter and jelly sandwich with bananas. Now that you know about the history of the sandwich, here is a recipe you should try.
Sean’s Awesome Grilled Cheese and BLT Fusion Recipe:
1. Toast the bread after slathering in butter
2. Layer on all the ingredients on the bread slices
3. Toast sandwich until cheese has melted slightly.