Food and Eastern philosophy
Food is among the most present and thought provoking subjects in all of Eastern philosophy. The fact is that the countries of the East have given us both influential philosophies and widely eaten cuisines. In some cases, food is simply the center of social life and personal health. In others, food is considered holy, to be shared with the gods who helped to provide it. Need proof that food and philosophy go together? How about the fortune cookie?
In Eastern philosophy, food is considered medicine and cooking with herbs is a basic tenet of the philosophy. In the Spa’s cooking classes, you will learn how body functions and enzymes are activated by taste, how herbs help create age-defying meals, how to cook without losing nutritional value, how to read nutritional labels, how to find and use organic and non-GMO produce and meats and other aspects of smart basic nutrition.
Cooking Class Schedule:
Chai Tea and Mango Lassi $50 – Free for members
Learn how to make Chai tea and Mango Lassi (an Eastern style yogurt smoothie) from scratch and create a powerful anti-aging and pro-biotics elixir.
Cooking for Your Unique Body – Meat and Vegetables $50 – Free for members
Discover your unique body type (dosha) and potential food allergies. Learn to prepare meals that balance your body with the therapeutic benefits of specific herbs that are just right for you.
Cooking for Your Unique Body – Fish and Vegetables $50 – Free for members
Discover your unique body type (dosha) and potential food allergies. Learn to cook to balance your body with herbal fish dishes using therapeutic herbs.”
Cooking for Your Unique Body – Vegetarian $50 – Free for members
Learn how to cook a flavor rich, nutritional, vegetarian Kichdi meal of garbanzo beans and stir fried vegetables ideal for your body type (dosha). For those who eat eggs, learn how to make vegetarian and therapeutic full-meal omelets.
Cooking For Enjoyment $50 – Free for members
This fun, yet healthy, wellness cooking class will be taught by a guest chef.
Herbs and Supplements for a Healthier Life $50 – Free for members
Learn all you want, and need, to know about nutritional herbs and supplements and how, if taken in moderate amount, they can help you achieve a healthier life.