Ayurvedic Eating – Seasonal Perspectives of Health through Food
In this six-hour course, we will explore how food affects us. Using the Ayurvedic Principles of the 6 Tastes, we will learn how spices in a meal effect digestion and flavor.
Together we will learn about the palate through the Ayurvedic Lens. This includes a deep discussion of the 6 flavors of life: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. We will sample the flavors we are cooking so that we can have an intimate relationship with each one. We will then eat and drink a simple dinner fit for the Spring and speak about how the meal has been adjusted to support the qualities present in these months as well as the months prior. The combination of this experience, along with discussion, will illuminate how we can review and change our food choices (from diet, to time of day, to spices, and food groups) during other months of the year and stages in our lives.
The workshop will be hands on. You will be provided with dinner, handouts, and recipe preparation. There will be plenty of time as well for questions.