May 24, 2023

Cooking Week Night Riddles (5-24-2023)

by Chompers

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Where does spaghetti even come from anyways? We'll tell you, in a riddle, on tonight's Chompers! 

Where to Listen




>> RACHEL: Is it time for bed? 

>> KID: No!

>> RACHEL: Oh right, it is time for Chompers! Your morning and night toothbrushing show. Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, but don't brush too hard.

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!


>> RACHEL: It’s Cooking Week on Chompers, and tonight we’ve cooked up a few more cooking riddles for ya. Let’s have a taste. 


>> RACHEL: I slice and dice your veggies

To bits both big and small.

Use me on a cutting board

So you can chop it all 

What is this? Shout it out!


>> KID: A knife.

>> RACHEL: A knife.

Switch to the other side of the top of your mouth…


>> RACHEL: -and brush in little circles around each tooth.

Knives are important part of cooking -- you couldn’t eat a whole watermelon — you need a knife to cut it up into pieces you can eat.  


>> RACHEL: But it’s important to be careful using knives, because they’re sharp and can be dangerous. So always make sure you always have a grownup around when you're in the kitchen. 

Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth... 


>> RACHEL: -and brush the molars in the back too.

Here’s your next serving of riddles:

If you want some noodles

You can come get me

Turn my handle

And I’ll make you spaghetti

What kitchen tool am I?


>> KID:  A pasta maker

>> RACHEL: A pasta maker!  A pasta maker is what you use to turn pasta dough into spaghetti, or  fettuccini, or whatever kind of pasta you want.

I'll explain more after you switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…


>> RACHEL: -and give your tongue a brush, too.

To make pasta from scratch, you mix up pasta dough and crank it through a PASTA MAKER 


>> RACHEL: -a device that flattens it out into a big long sheet. From there you can cut and mold it into all kinds of fun shapes - strings like spaghetti, bowties, or even toothbrush shapes! When you’re cooking something yourself, you’re only limited by your own imagination. 




>> RACHEL: That's it for Chompers tonight, but come back tomorrow because here on Chompers the pastabilities are endless!


>> RACHEL: Until then, rinse with water before you- 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!


>> RACHEL: Chompers is a production of Gimlet Media.