Presenter: Annie Dru
The session will of consist a full meal-preparation demonstration including a soup, starter, main course, fresh vegetable and grain side dishes, followed by dessert. The menu will incorporate the following six principles of ancestral cuisine: vital saturated fat and cholesterol (grease); organ meat & offal (guts); meat on the bone and bone stock (bones); safe to consume raw animal food (grass); properly prepared seed foods (shoots); and lacto-fermented and cultured foods (pickles).
During this full-day session, we will explore the power of the ancestral meal to heal mind, body and spirit by means of irresistible and digestible plate composition and presentation. Traditional cooking techniques such as slow braising and basic reduction sauce procedure, utilized by master chefs to elevate everyday meal preparation to an art form, will be demonstrated step by step. Participants will gain the confidence to draw family and friends away from the nonstop noise and competing activities of life, to a table that beckons with promise of the profound satiety our wise ancestors enjoyed 365 days a year.