Challenge 4: Green Cuisine – Cooking Show

For Groups — Maximum points: 200 (1 entry per school)

YOUR CHALLENGE: Food brings comfort during these unprecedented times when people maintain social distancing and stay at home. To reduce shopping trips people turn to their pantries for convenience, nutrition and delicious meals. Staples such as rice, pasta and beans to shelf-stable condiments like vinegar, soy sauce and hot sauce can be found in the cupboard. Students will create a cooking video showcasing imaginative recipes from the cupboard. This video must include vegetarian recipes, nutritional value and plate presentation of these unforgettable dishes. Downloadable PDF

ENTRY SUBMISSION: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 by 5:00 pm

Electronically submit the following:

✓  Entry Requirements:
 Video opening credits include school name, “Challenge 4” and “2020–2021” and a list of participating students
 Video is 10 minutes or less and addresses an innovative, vegetarian side dish from pantry ingredients
 Majority of ingredients are pantry-based staples and condiments
 Video follows Green Cuisine presentation protocols
 Bibliography cites 3 sources and follows MLA or APA format
 Video submitted to youtube. Link to video emailed to
 At least one sample should be placed on a white plate and photographed (three-quarter, side view, and overhead required). Photographs emailed to
 On-time entry submission (late entries may not receive points)

For more information on how your submission will be evaluated, see Challenge 4 Evaluation Sheet

This Challenge meets various state standards, visit Challenge 4 Benchmarks

Culinary Quick Tips videos: Food Sanitation & Food Presentation
Green Cuisine Nutritional Standards

Pantry-based checklist and recipes (**for inspiration only)
Food Network’s A Complete Checklist of Pantry, Refrigerator and Freezer Essentials
New York Times’ Self-Quarantine Recipes’s Quartantine Cooking
Food52’s 17 Easy Recipes We’re Cooking in Quarantine

Food Photography Tips
National Geographic: Photographing Food
13 Tips for Beautiful and Tempting iPhone Food Photography