Historical cooking for health - food as medicine
Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates wisely said ‘Let Food be thy Medicine’, and this has indeed been the reality for many centuries, with folklore passing on the wisdom of the medicinal benefits of various fruits, plants, herbs, and spices. In our evidence-based world, we are now beginning to understand the scientific validity for many of these practices and why so many traditional recipes and foods are indeed good for us.
Our historical cooking for health workshop explores food as medicine as part of a unique collaboration this Spring between The Regency Town House’s Paul Couchman, and Nutritional Therapist Lucy McCrickard from LGM Nutrition. Participants in this morning workshop will learn how the body heals itself using natural ingredients found in everyday foods. We will explore which foods have been traditionally been used for medicinal purposes before modern medical care featured as an option, and the lessons we can learn from these for our everyday health and well-being.
At the end of the course, you'll take with you a booklet which includes recipes from the workshop, a fact sheet on the theme of the day, plus tips for shopping and eating locally.
These events offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in Brighton’s Regency historical culinary past, cooking in the original town-house kitchen, to explore nutrition of the time and understand how that translates into our modern cooking.
Book at Eventbrite here: https://bit.ly/2Wig1D9