Food for Thought: Helping in the kitchen

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Number to Know

90 percent: Nine out of 10 children help in meal preparation at least once per week, according to results of a new nationwide "Coaching Kids in the Kitchen" survey conducted for global home appliance brand LG Electronics.

– Brandpoint

Food Quiz

“Avocado” is derived from what Aztec word?

A. abogado

B. ahuacatl

C. aguacate

D. avocat

Answer at bottom of rail.

Wise to the Word

biryani: A one-dish rice-based meal, biryani consists of layering cooked rice and meat in a casserole before baking it in the oven. Originating in Persia and popular in India and the Middle East, biryani can be made with chicken, seafood or meat, and also can be made as a vegetarian casserole.

– Cookthink

The Dish On...

“The Chew: What's for Dinner?: 100 Easy Recipes for Every Night of the Week,” by the hosts of ABC’s daytime show “The Chew”

“The Chew: What's for Dinner?” gives you recipes built around the rhythm of your daily life. Weekdays are often rushed, but weekends shouldn't be. Mario Batali will teach you how to transform leftover pasta into tonight's supper, and Michael Symon's Seared Scallops with Raisins, Pistachio and Spinach will have you looking forward to Tuesday night. Daphne Oz's Quinoa Stuffing is a healthy take on a homemade favorite, while Clinton Kelly's Lobster Thermidor will wow your Saturday night guests. And Carla Hall offers yummy sweet treats for any night of the week, including Cake Pops and Butterscotch Truffles.


Food Quiz answer

- B. ahuacatl (Often called the “alligator pear,” avocado is derived from the Aztec word ahuacatl, according to