Chef Lala Wins Salsa Competition, Benefits Cancer Prevention

The Santa Monica Farmers’ Market played host to a salsa competition set up by Los Angeles Project LEAN. Chefs Lala from the cooking show “U’ LaLa,” Hugo Molina from El Cholo Cafe and Robert Klein from Border Grill matched culinary wits with registered dieticians Andrea Giancoli of Los Angeles Project LEAN and Dona Richwine of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

Each salsa featured a variety of produce from across the color spectrum and ranged from a traditional salsa roja to a fresh fruit salsa. Once the votes were tallied, Chef Lala proved to be the best according to voting market goers. She took home top honors in what will now be an annual 5 A Day Week tradition in Santa Monica. 

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