Barnard Sixth Grader Makes Pizzas on Channel 8 Tomorrow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, March 28, 2011
 
 
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Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 
 
BARNARD SCHOOL 6th GRADER MAKES PIZZAS WITH CHEF TIM ON CHANNEL 8
 
 
                 A Barnard Magnet School 6th grader gets to play TV chef tomorrow on Channel 8 – with a little help from New Haven Schools Executive Director of Food Services Timothy Cipriano.
 
 
                 Corey Bethea, who wants to be a chef, and Cipriano made pizzas in a segment taped today for Channel 8’s Connecticut Style show. The piece is expected to air at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
 
 
                 “Corey loves to cook,” Cipriano said. “This kind of literally hands-on experience teaches kids cooking is easy, fun and makes fantastic food. Our food programs aim to teach kids to make smart, healthy and tasty food choices.
 
 
                “Corey handled his on-air moment like a pro. Attention Iron Chefs: Watch out!”
 
 
                 Cipriano also discussed the importance of healthy school meals and ending childhood hunger.
 
 
                 Here’s Chef Tim’s recipe:
 
 
     ·         Store bought one pound pizza dough
 
     ·         8 oz container ricotta cheese
     ·         Local honey
 
     ·         Locally grown greens/sprouts
 
         Stretch out dough to desired shape and bake in 350F oven for 10 min. Remove from oven and cool briefly. Spread ricotta cheese and drizzle with honey. Return to oven for 7 min. Remove from oven and sprinkle with greens/sprouts. Cut into pieces and enjoy a slice.
 
          Under Cipriano, the district introduced a healthy menu with less fat and sodium and more fresh fruits and vegetables, many from local farms. The food program complements the district’s School Change Initiative reforms that seek to close the achievement gap, halve the dropout rate and assure all students are academically and financially prepared to attend a two- or four-year college.