Weâ€™re super excited to share the inside scoop to some big news. And we mean BIG! Next month weâ€™re celebrating our 5th anniversary with a special spring issue featuring The First Lady, whose own Letâ€™s Move! campaign is also celebrating its 5th birthday. And weâ€™re giving you an exclusive preview of our interview with Mrs. Obama! Plus we share some heart-healthy recipes for you to cook with your families (something Mrs. Obama urges everyone to do), a food festival just for kids featuring Chef Bill Yosses and cooking personality Gail Simmons, and more. Hereâ€™s a preview to a very special yearâ€”and weâ€™re just getting started!
Mrs. Obama sat down with ChopChop kid reporters to talk about learning to cook, messing up a recipe (it happens to everyone!), getting her daughters to try new foods, and more. The exclusive interview appears in our spring issue. Get a sneak peek and read the full Q&A at www.chopchopmag.org/flotus.
We talked with the First Lady about why itâ€™s so important for kids to learn to cook: besides the fact that home cooking is healthier, itâ€™s something you can do as a family, and most importantly, itâ€™s fun! Hereâ€™s a great first recipe to cook together â€“ our Quick and Easy Tomato Sauce. This all-purpose tomato sauce is rich in lycopene, which is good for your heart. (And itâ€™s tasty, which is good for your dinner.)
And thereâ€™s more to celebrate! Many throughout the Asian world will be commemorating the Chinese or lunar new year starting on February 19th. Celebrate the Year of the Sheep with a warm bowl of congee. Try adding some red beans and peanuts for a traditional Chinese New Year Laba Congee, symbolizing good fortune, long life, and a fruitful harvest.
Weâ€™re kicking off our 5th birthday with Chef Bill Yosses, former White House Pastry Chef and ChopChop Cooking Lab Director, along with Gail Simmons, Food & Wine Special Projects Director and Top Chef judge at the Kids Food Festival on March 1st. Join us at our cooking-themed birthday celebration where weâ€™ll demonstrate how to make a heart-healthy bean soup and invite you to participate in a â€œvinaigrette labâ€ and create a â€œparty on a stickâ€ salad. To learn more, visit kidsfoodfestival.com.
Itâ€™s our birthday, but YOUâ€™re getting the presents! Weâ€™re giving our newsletter subscribers special access to a special 5th birthday promotion before anyone else! Get 5 issues of ChopChop for the price of 4 now through March 31st. Click here to order now.
5th Anniversary Issue
ChopChopâ€™s anniversary issue also includes our five favorite family dinners, recipes for our youngest chefs, basic kitchen skills, a visit to the White House garden, and more. And, of course, the exclusive interview with Mrs. Obama. The spring issue will be arriving in your mailbox soon! Donâ€™t have a subscription? Click here to subscribe today!