Foods That Heal
The theme for the cooking class was “Foods That Heal”. Advertising was done via door knocking, flyers and Facebook, and we were blessed with a good number of visitors.
Jason Williams presented a short talk on the theme of the class, and one of the things we learned was about purple-coloured fruit and vegies.
“Anthocyanins are flavonoids in fruits and vegetables that render them vivid red to blue. It has been suggested that anthocyanins possess anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic activity, cardiovascular disease prevention, obesity control, and diabetes alleviation properties, all of which are more or less associated with their potent antioxidant property.”
After the talk, Christine Godfrey, Pat Thiel and Gerson Robles demonstrated their dishes. Baked Tomato and Tofu Entre, French Lentil Soup and Creamy Potato Bites. The food was very delicious and well presented, and we had very positive feedback from our visitors.
Cooking demonstrations are a great way to build relationships with people in our communities, and we hope to run them more regularly.
~ Gerson Robles
Photos courtesy of Gerson Robles