It’s been great coming back into the new year and jumping into a series of cooking classes for Winter. In the cold weather, we tend to crave more warming foods, more comfort foods, like soups, stews, and casseroles, and there is a reason for that. The warming foods are heavier and help us fight off the chill of winter. The foods I like to cook tend to have a lot of ginger and garlic, both of which have great medicinal benefits in building up your immune system and fighting off colds, the flu and inflammation. Ginger also makes a great tea, and can be added to any cup of tea you like.
This Friday, from 2:30-3:45, I will be giving a Cooking Demonstration Class up at the NOFA-NY Winter Conference in Saratoga Springs. I’ll be sharing my “One Wok, Three Meals” class, demonstrating how one can create 3 very different distinct meals, using mostly the same vegetables, but changing the flavor palate, by using different herbs, spices and condiments. My class is only one of the many highlights up at the conference. It is a full weekend filled with talks, demos, films, music, dance and great farm fresh food. I hope you can make it!
This Thursday, my guest on the Progressive Radio Network is Amani Olugbala, the Assistant Program Director at Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY, about 3 hours north of the NYC. Soul Fire Farm is a model farm, demonstrating the power that working the land can have. They are committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system, by insuring that everyone has access to good, healthy, organic food, regardless of their economic means. They provide weekly doorstep deliveries of in-season, farm fresh, certified naturally-grown food to hundreds of individuals living under food apartheid and targeted by state violence. They provide this produce at subsidized rates and accept SNAP benefits, so that everyone can afford it. Amani has found a way to incorporate her love of farming with her art form as a storyteller and musician. Her art highlights social injustice and honors her ancestors. Amani uses artistic expression, urban agriculture and social awareness to impact change and foster a sense of empathy and inter-being in local, urban communities. Please join us on Thursday to learn more about the work of Soul Fire Farm and Amani’s storytelling and music.
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With love and gratitude,