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KU Students Showcase Their Culinary Skills in Home Cooking Challenge

April 29, 2020

Being in quarantine can take a toll on us and keeping busy can help take our minds off stress and worry. To make the most of social distancing, the University Campus Life and Student Life departments organized the “Taste Budz Healthy Cooking Challenge,” a home cooking competition for KU students to promote healthy eating while we are all in quarantine. 
Students were encouraged to come up with their own recipes that incorporate healthy and nutritious ingredients. Participants submitted 10-minute videos of themselves showing the entire preparation process of their dishes with clear and complete instructions. The dishes were judged by representatives from the Campus Life and Student Life teams based on creativity, preparation, and of course, presentation and plating. 

Dhalia Hassan, a BSc Biomedical Engineering student, beat all the other aspiring chefs and won first place for her Zero Carb Pasta dish. Syed Sajil, a PhD student of Material Science & Engineering, came in second place with his Dahi Murgh (Chicken Yogurt) dish. The winners each received Amazon e-gift cards. 

The competition was a fun way to show the talents of KU students outside the classroom and at the same time highlight the importance of maintaining a healthy and well-balanced diet while in quarantine. 
Ara Cruz
News Writer
29 April 2020