New Haven, CT (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
Tired of turkey leftovers? Charis Freiman-Mendel, author of "Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T." has a solution for Thanksgiving food fatigue. Watch her prepare “fish in parchment” with Jocelyn Maminta and Teresa LaBarbera on “In The Kitchen,” a segment of the WTNH (Channel 8 New Haven) Connecticut Style program.
“Fish in parchment” is a simple but impressive dish that can be prepared in less than a half hour. It’s literally a meal in a pouch, that combines any white fish with a mix of healthy vegetables, including Shitake mushrooms, leeks and asparagus. It looks good, smells good and tastes great. Suffering no Thanksgiving nostalgia, the staff of WTNH devoured the dish Charis prepared before you could say, “gobble, gobble.” Charis is especially fond of “fish in parchment” because it was the first recipe she created and tested for her recently published book.
“Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T.” pairs each of 99 recipes with a “fun fact blurb,” a short paragraph that offers interesting information about the recipe and helps students learn vocabulary that appears on all standardized tests given in middle school and high school, including the SAT, PSAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE and COOP. The hosts of “In The Kitchen” asked Charis to read her favorite blurb, to give viewers an idea of the kind of fun facts and new words they might learn. Charis chose to read the blurb that accompanies her recipe for molasses cookies. It tells the tale of the Boston Molasses Disaster, which occurred in 1919. When a tanker filled with 2 million gallons of molasses burst and flooded Boston, the normally SALUTARY food unleashed a wave of death, injury and destruction.
Charis researched and wrote “Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T.” as a 7th and 8th grade home school project to help her prepare for the SSAT, the test she needed to take for admission and return to traditional high school. She is convinced that learning is easy when students have fun. Charis improved her standardized test scores in the process, and is now a freshman at Choate Rosemary Hall, a prep school in Wallingford, Connecticut. She enjoys sharing her love of cooking and her innovative approach to learning, with others.
For good cooking, fun facts, new vocabulary and information about improving standardized test performance, watch Charis on WTNH and enjoy “Cook Your Way Through The S.A.T.” To feature Charis in your news media outlet, please contact her through http://www.SATgourmet.com or Charis(at)SATgourmet(dot)com.