Cookbook authors Rebecca Katz and Mollie Katzen will headline a benefit for The Healing Kitchens Institute to be held at The Fork on the Robert Giacomini Dairy. After learning about the farm, guests will be served a delicious multi-course lunch inspired by the seasonal bounty of West Marin and the recipes of Katzen and Katz—highlighted with a selection of Point Reyes Farmstead cheeses. A conversation on the importance of creating a bridge between cooking and health care follows.
“There’s a need for food to be part of the health care and environmental conversation,” says Rebecca Katz, a nationally recognized expert on the role of food in supporting health for the chronically ill. She is the author of the cookbook, The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, and the founder of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal in Bolinas. The Institute teaches health care providers and interested cooks how to translate nutritional science directly to the plate through taste and flavor. “I translate nutrition into tasty bites of ‘yum,’” she explains.
About Rebecca Katz: Rebecca Katz, MS, is the author of The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the 16 Top Age-busting Power Foods; the award-winning cookbook, The Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big Flavor Recipes for Cancer and Treatment and Beyond; as well as One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and Their Friends.
About Mollie Katzen: Mollie Katzen is the author of the Moosewood Cookbook. Her latest book, The Heart Of The Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation, is a sparkling repertoire of 250 ultra-flavorful, unfussy vegetarian dishes that exemplify the way Katzen cooks today. An award-winning illustrator and designer as well as a cookbook author for both adults and children, she has been inducted into the James Beard Hall of Fame.