10-Year-Old Md. Chef Will Join First Lady At ‘Kids’ State Dinner’

WASHINGTON (AP/WJZ) — Junior chefs from across the nation touting their best recipes will ascend on the White House next week for the second kids’ “state dinner” luncheon. One of those chefs is from Maryland.

Michelle Obama will welcome 54 children to the executive mansion on July 9 for creating winning recipes as part of a healthy lunch contest. The youngsters will dine on some of the top dishes at their “state dinner” and tour the White House vegetable garden. “The X Factor” alum singer Rachel Crow will also perform.

Some of the winning recipes include sushi salad, sweet potato turkey sliders, hidden veggie lasagna and salmon fried rice.

Ten-year-old Emma Scielzo,  of  Maryland, submitted a recipe for a “Chicken Marsala Wrap.”

More than 1,300 children ages 8 to 12 entered the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.

The contest is a partnership among Mrs. Obama, the food site Epicurious.com and the Education and Agriculture departments.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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