Worth a Second Look: The Iron Chef Comes to Berkeley

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS BATTLE TO SEE WHO WINS THE IRON CHEF CONTEST

Some time back, I posted a link to this wonderful seven-minute documentary of a classroom “Iron Chef” contest at Willard Middle School in Berkeley, but I wasn’t embedding videos then and few of you saw it.  So, here’s a second chance to see evidence of the great results classes in healthy cooking and gardening are having in Berkeley, where all students get such instruction beginning in kindergarten.  Kudos to Susanne Jensen, cooking teacher, along with Tanya and Vana and to seventh grade reporter Danny Hogg, who is wonderfully at ease in front of a camera, and to all the students who are becoming good cooks. Not to give away too much, but the secret ingredient is beets.

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