May 26, 2023

Cooking Week Morning Interview (5-26-2023)

by Chompers

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Jasmine talks to Top Chef Junior winner Nikki Bidun about what its like to be a chef!

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>> RACHEL: Good morning, it’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. 

Today our friend Jasmine is back with a special interview. Jasmine, take it away!

>> JASMINE: Thanks!

Start brushing on the top of your mouth, and make sure to get the molars all the way in the back.

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!


>> JASMINE: It’s cooking week, so we’ve special guest to talk about cooking, I’ll let her introduce herself:

>> NIKKI: Well I'm Nikki Bidun, I'm 12 years old and I really love to cook. 

>> JASMINE: What Nikki didn’t tell you is that she’s a chef! She was the winner of a TV Cooking competition called Top Chef Jr. 

So Nikki, how did you get into cooking?

>> NIKKI: When I was about six or 7. I really started getting into it. I liked cooking because I was curious and you could experiment. 

>> JASMINE: Switch to the other side of the top of your mouth…


>> JASMINE: -and don’t brush too hard.

What’s the first thing you made?

>> NIKKI: I think one of the first things I made was breakfast. So whether it be eggs or muffins or scones or biscuits. I also started making like these parfaits.

>> JASMINE:  How do you make a parfait? 

>> NIKKI: It's generally like yogurt granola honey. And if you have it like sometimes fresh fruit or berries. it's something that I really like to cook because, because they're delicious and they don't take a lot of work.

>> JASMINE: Switch to the bottom of your mouth…


>> JASMINEL -and make sure you’re brushing, the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth. Nikki, I heard that a big part of cooking is cleaning up after. Is that true? 

>> NIKKI: Oh for sure. there's a lot of dangerous things in the kitchen like knives or like a flame or the oven or anything like that. So I definitely clean up for myself because it's important to have a tidy kitchen, it's a safer kitchen!

>> JASMINE: Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…


>> JASMINE: -and give your tongue a brush too. And now, a preview of tonight’s episode after chef Nikki has cooked one of her favorite recipes! Can you guess what it is? Listen closely!

So right now the kitchen is full of smells. I can smell favorite like sort of clammy seafoody the smell from the mussels I can smell the buttery smell from the butter and the wine and the garlic… hmmmm the sauce is so buttery! I really want you to get in here! 

>> RACHEL: Well it sounds delicious but Jasmine we can’t get in there!!!!!


>> RACHEL: Come back tonight to find out Nikki has cooked, and what Jasmine is eating! They’ll walk you through the recipe! Until then, 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1, spit!