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Maryland Teens Attend Ice Cream University

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Four teams of teens from Harford County, Md., spent the spring sweating over scientific principles including¬†emulsions, osmosis, specific gravity, freezing point depression, overrun calculation, ice crystal formation and statistical know-how for tracking and maintaining quality. Sound dreadful? It wasn’t, as these are the principles behind manufacturing ice cream. The teams’ final project included designing a flavor for sale at local ice cream shop Broom’s Bloom Dairy. That concoction – crunchy caramel chaos, was “wildly popular,” the shop’s proprietor, Kate Dallam, told the Baltimore Sun.

A new student-created flavor will debut each month.

Posing with TIC Gums' Tim Andon center are Harford County, Md. teens, from left, Matt Burton of Fallston High School, Peyton Cox of Bel Air High School, Michael Redman of Joppatowne High School and Graeme Fenton of Patterson Mill High School creators of Crunchy Caramel Chaos ice cream. (Photo by TIC GUMS, INC.)

Posing with TIC Gums' Tim Andon center are Harford County, Md. teens, from left, Matt Burton of Fallston High School, Peyton Cox of Bel Air High School, Michael Redman of Joppatowne High School and Graeme Fenton of Patterson Mill High School, creators of winning Crunchy Caramel Chaos ice cream. (Photo by TIC GUMS, INC.)

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Teen Wins British Kitchen Masterchef Contest

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Jack Penlington, 15, spends his Saturdays cooking for fun at the Junior Academy at Kidderminster in Worcestshire, England. Recently, though, he decided to ratchet up his involvement, competing against fellow teen culinarians in the academy’s Saturday Kitchen Masterchef Competition. Jack whipped up a stir fry followed by a fruit melee, and his efforts captured first place.

“This was the first cooking competition I’d ever entered. It was a lot of fun, so I’d take definitely take part in others,” Jack tells the Kidderminster Shuttle. In the meantime, though, Jack says he plans to stick to barbecuing with his family. He’ll be properly dressed for the endeavor, as he won a set of chef’s whites for his efforts.

Jack Pennington, 15, puts the finishing touches on his fruit melee during the Saturday Kitchen Masterchef Competition in Kidderminster, Worcestershire. (Photo by ACADEMY AT KIDDERMINSTER via Facebook)

Jack Penlington, 15, puts the finishing touches on his fruit melee during the Saturday Kitchen Masterchef Competition in Worcestershire, England. (Photo by ACADEMY AT KIDDERMINSTER via Facebook)

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Jack Penlington, 15, Wins Kitchen Masterchef

Jack Penlington, 15, of Kidderminster, Worcestshire recently won the Saturday Kitchen Masterchef Competition. (Photo by ACADEMY AT KIDDERMINSTER via Facebook)

Jack Penlington, 15, of Kidderminster, England, recently won the Saturday Kitchen Masterchef Competition. (Photo by ACADEMY AT KIDDERMINSTER via Facebook)

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Teens Bake Pastries for County Fair VIP’s

Friday, June 14th, 2013

School’s out for summer but teens are returning anyway? They are in Manteca, Calif., where teens were back in the kitchen at Manteca Unified Vocational Culinary Arts Academy. Teens and their teacher, Chef Bryan Ehrenholm, are cranking out hundreds of pastries for guests at the San Joaquin County Fair in Stockton, Calif.

The guests are eating well: chocolate apricot scones; brown sugar almond danishes; cherry, blueberry or ham and cheese turnovers; chocolate croissants; blueberry and chocolate muffins, and pie-crust cookies, according to the Manteca Bulletin.

Manteca Unified Vocational Culinary Arts Academy students from left Brian Burns, Skyllar Bilbo, Terence Harvey and Paul Johnson bake breakfast pastries for the San Joaquin County Fair VIP's in Stockton, Calif. (Photo by GLENN KAHL, The Bulletin)

Manteca Unified Vocational Culinary Arts Academy students, from left Brian Burns, Skyllar Bilbo, Terence Harvey and Paul Johnson, bake breakfast pastries for San Joaquin County Fair VIP's in Stockton, Calif. (Photo by GLENN KAHL, The Bulletin)

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Manteca Vocational Has New Culinary Arts Kitchen

The new culinary arts kitchen at Manteca Vocational Academy where students are baking pastries for VIP's at this year's San Joaquin County Fair in Stockton, Calif. (Photo by WHO's COOKING SCHOOL LUNCH)

The new culinary arts kitchen at Manteca Vocational Academy, where students are baking pastries for VIPs at this year's San Joaquin County Fair in Stockton, Calif. (Photo by WHO's COOKING SCHOOL LUNCH)

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