Dozens of school cooks from 15 counties learn tricks of healthy scratch cooking from veteran Cabell County cooks Tuesday and Wednesday. Here, Alice Gue teaches them to hide carrots, onions and squash in a tasty tomato sauce.
"You can use our red sauce in spaghetti, pizza, hoagies, quesadillas, lasagna, anything that takes tomato sauce," cook Alice Gue said. "It freezes well, so you can make a big batch, then you're set for a while."
Cooks learned to use time-saving equipment such as blitzers that quickly mix up hundreds of portions of thick sauce, demonstrated here by Cabell cook Frances Hickman.
Giant mixers make it possible to cook mashed potatoes from scratch, "but don't let it sit long, or it will turn into wallpaper paste," warned cook Frances Hickman.