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The Natural Gourmet Institute of Food and Health: New York City
If you want to master the peas and (quinoa) qs of vegan cuisine, try The Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health in New York City. The Institute offers culinary training for chefs and cooking classes for the general public. Classes are taught by accomplished vegan chefs including Jennifer Abadi, Robin Asbell, Korrie Chichester, and Fran Costigan.
The Institute also provides elegant vegan dinners for the public on Friday nights, prix fixe $40.00, including tax. (For reservations call, 212-645-5170 – ext. 0). The dinners, served family style, are prepared by the students and staff of the Institute’s Cooking School. Here’s a sample menu from one of the vegan dinners:
~ Appetizer – 1st Course ~
Watercress, Radicchio & Jicama Salad with Curried Cashews in a Tamarind Dressing
Mini Phyllo Cup with Eggplant Chutney
Roasted Red Onion, Yellow Squash & Zucchini Skewer with Almonds Raita
~ Entree – 2nd Course ~
Red Lentil Dahl with Asparagus, Peas & Cauliflower
Brown Rice & Spinach Croquette with Pesto & Papadam
~ Dessert – 3rd Course ~
Trio of Mango: Mango Lassi, Mango Sorbet, Chocolate Bark with Dried Mango
YUM! New Yorkers are so lucky to be able to sample these delectable vegan treats!
For those who prefer to learn how to make their own delectable vegan meals, check out these classes: Vegan Baking Boot Camp and World-Class Vegan Express. Refer to the class calendar for class times, descriptions, and additional information.
The Natural Gourmet Institute was founded in 1977 by health educator, author, and speaker Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D. Dr. Colbin, an expert on the way food affects health, is the author of Food and Healing and The Natural Gourmet. She regularly contributes to New York Spirit Magazine.