New York City seventh grader Wahkeen Thomas has spent his Tuesdays this spring becoming an expert in local food. Now he's a published journalist too! Read Wahkeen's interview with top chef Marcus Samuelsson (of Aquavit and Red Rooster) on Black Voices now. The TV star and culinary master told Wahkeen about cooking for the president, discovering cooking at a young age, and why cooking makes a great career. "I really liked what he had to say," writes the budding blogger. "Personally, I think Marcus is awesome!"
Wahkeen and his Citizen Schools classmates at Global Technology Prep in East Harlem have been taking an apprenticeship called "Incredible Edibles," led by six volunteers from AOL. They've been exploring what it means to eat healthy all semester.
On May 16, they'll be creating delicious three-course meal from local produce and serving it to family and friends at their WOW! event. You can sign up to be a taste-tester! Click here for event information.