Whether it's a full-on hands-on cooking class or a demonstration of a new food sensation, Christina Pirello will tantalize the taste-buds with her voracious vegan cooking! Don't miss out on a single opportunity to expand your food preparation repertoire as well as your palette of healthy, life benefiting meal items to complete menus.
Eating as if Life MattersMy mentor, Bill Tara, a brilliant teacher of macrobiotics uses this phrase to inspire people, so I borrowed it from him. Eating as is life matters is about more than your personal health and wellness. It’s about the bigger picture of life on this planet that nourishes our very being.
For this cooking class series, we get serious…down to the nitty gritty, so to speak and talk about why we eat. We all know what we should eat, but the ‘why’ of the whole thing can bog us down in esoteric mysticism and confusion (not Confucianism; confusion…).
There’s a lot to the food on your plate. And a lot of questions about food and its quality…and its impact on Mother Nature and the collective health of humanity. We will look at it all, discuss it and see if we can come to some conclusions so you can make the best choices for healthy living.
Trust me; you’re gonna love these classes.
Mirror, Mirror On the Wall, Who’s the Sweetest of Them All?
Sunday, December 15 – 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM - $30.00
When you think veggies, it’s challenging to think of them as sweet. Cookies are sweet. Candy is sweet. Cupcakes are sweet. But cabbage? Onions? Squash? (Okay, maybe squash…). Sweet veggies are our secret weapon to surviving the holiday season with our health and waistlines intact. Hint: Think pumpkin pie.
Sunday, January 12 - 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM - $30.00
I know what you’re thinking: another weight loss class, right? Wrong, kids. In this class we discuss the importance of cooking in our own lives and the lives of those around us. If we are not eating well, day in and day out, it becomes impossible to change our conditions to be healthier, let alone alter the course of disease! Cooking and eating well changes everything about us…physically, mentally, spiritually…join me as we cook to get your feet on the path to vibrant health and well-being.
Your Winter Survival Guide
Sunday, February 9 - 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM - $30.00
In this class we begin the day with a demonstration class that shows tips, tricks, ingredients and cooking styles to help us stay warm, cozy and comfortable as the seemingly endless cold days of winter drag on. Our class yields our lunch feast that teach you techniques to take home to ensure you enjoy a warm end to winter…and an easy transition to spring.
Yes, We Have No Bananas
Sunday, March 9 – 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM - $30.00
Do you think because you choose to leave off meat and dairy that it’s enough? Do you think eating a vegan diet allows you to make a smaller footprint on the planet? Maybe; maybe not. If your plant-based eating involves lots of exotic foods shipped in from all over the world, coupled with packaged processed foods, your footprint is not so light and small after all. There’s a consciousness to making healthy choices. We will discuss the impact of our choices and cook a locally sourced, seasonal feast.
Your Love Affair with Veggies
Sunday, April 6 – 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM - $30.00
We know we need to eat our veggies, right? But all the work, the fuss, the mess, the chopping, slicing, dicing, sautéing, stewing. It’s enough to leave you overwhelmed and exhausted…and that’s just from the shopping! In this class, we will explore the techniques of prep and cooking most essential to creating health and prepare a simple feast of seasonal dishes.
Honoring World Traditions
Sunday, May 4 - 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM - $30.00
If you look back, each and every culture, while evolving differently because of location and climate, had one common thread running through them…respect for life and the planet. Understanding our dependence on nature, ancient cultures developed cooking techniques and dishes we still see to this day. Join me as we explore a return to tradition and look at ways to cook that respect life and honor ancient cultures.
The World of Food
Sunday, June 8 - 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM - $30.00
The good news is that we can get anything, anytime; the bad news is that we can get anything, anytime. In a world where indulgence is expected and the exotic not so exotic, how do we reign in and create delectable foods to serve our families without compromising other cultures’ abilities to live well; without compromising the planet; without compromising human health? In this class, we explore the world of food in all its glory and ridiculousness and discover ways to nourish our bodies simply and deliciously as authentic humans would.
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Remember, beginning in September all classes are held on SUNDAY (nope, it’s not an error; it’s a new thing…) from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, 4100 Walnut Street