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Heightening Your Food Pleasure with Christina Waters: a New Leaf Exclusive!

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1101 Fair Avenue

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Join Christina Waters, PhD—renowned Santa Cruz-based food, wine, and arts columnist, and UCSC lecturer—for an intimate interactive workshop about getting more pleasure from food.

Ms. Waters has been a restaurant reviewer for more than two decades, and she is the author of Inside the Flame, a memoir of sensory adventures and tactile exploration.

In this workshop, Christina will share the story of how she fell in love with food, outline her personal lifestyle philosophy, and offer suggestions for making food choices to maximize sensory enjoyment.

Christina will guide discussion to help you explore the reasons for your food choices and dining habits. You’ll be prompted to answer questions such as: What are the foods you love most and why? How does the context—people, place, occasion—influence your food experience? How often do you prepare a meal, or a dish, with your own hands and how does that feel? What were your favorite, or most regretted, dining experiences?

Life's too short to eat meaningless food! Savor the radical potential of seasonal flavors!

We'll discuss ways in which you can choose the most vibrant, seasonal ingredients that will increase your enjoyment of one of life's daily necessities. Food is not just fuel! It's a pleasure!

Throughout our discussion, we’ll enjoy samples of exciting flavors, compliments of New Leaf.


About the Instructor:

Trained in the art of adventurous living, Christina Waters is a fifth generation Santa Cruz native, raised all over the world (thanks to an Air Force dad), with an academic background and real world experience in journalism, painting, wine-tasting, music, woodworking, hang gliding, trail running, reiki, and organic gardening. Born in Santa Cruz, California, she grew up in France, Germany, Virginia, and California. Instilled with a lifelong passion for travel, she lived in the redwoods before attending graduate school at University of California in Davis. After a brief stay in San Francisco working at SF State, she moved back to her birthplace, Santa Cruz, CA, to finish her dissertation in Jean-Paul Sartre's theory of the imagination. With the PhD completed, she began teaching at UCSC, including Environmental Ethics, Writing for Visual Artists, and a Film course on Digital Dystopias. An accomplished musician, she performs with the UCSC Concert Choir and regularly exhibits her expressionist oil portraits in local galleries. She currently teaches and writes in Santa Cruz. In her spare time she haunts the opera houses of the world.

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