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America Cooks with Chefs: Episode Five

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

February 10, 2015


Last month we announced the winners of our America Cooks with Chefs competition, in which six ordinary Americans—with the help of JBF Award–winning chefs—cooked a delicious meal with fewer than 800 calories for the Clinton Health Matters Annual Activation Summit. The conference judges crowned Victoria Phillips and her chef, Tony Mantuano of Chicago's acclaimed Spiaggia, as the winners.

Today we're spotlighting the dish developed by fellow contestant Jonathan Saturay and chef Maria Hines of Tilth in Seattle. (You can watch our first four participants and chefs in action here.) Chef Hines is passionate about food that's sourced responsibly and prepared with care, so she matched well with Jonathan, a food educator who was born in Seattle and now lives in New York City. Jonathan's family is Filipino, and they love the traditional dishes of the Philippines. But he worries their diet is harming their health, including putting them at risk for diabetes. To address the problem, Jonathan and Maria prepared a simple chicken adobo that serves as a lighter, more nutritious homage to Filipino cuisine.

For more chefs, recipes, and videos, head over to You can follow ACWC on Twitter at @AmericaCooks, and also watch former president Bill Clinton discuss the competition during an appearance on the Rachael Ray Show.