Just Cook for a Just Cause – a young man’s recipes help the homeless

Mar 10, 2011
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Thirteen year old Patrick Minassians and his eighth grade class were challenged by their teacher to ‘pay it forward’ by finding a concrete way to help their community. Patrick, who loves soccer and math, also has a passion for cooking. As his mother Mary puts it, “He is simply obsessed with good food, good recipes and healthy eating. He is my little nutritionist.” And so Patrick put the two together – the challenge and his skills in the kitchen – and collected 50 family recipes into a cookbook which he sells online, with the proceeds going to Union Station Homeless Services in the San Gabriel Valley. A budding entrepreneur or philanthropist? Patrick tells his story as he joins Patt in studio.

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