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Sat, January 25, 2020

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Learn to Intuitively Cook: Farm-to-Table. Seasonal. Local Arizona Winter Harvest.

About this Event

Experience authentic farm-to-table plant-based cooking alongside award-winning cookbook author Melanie Albert of Experience Nutrition and Billy Anthony, Lead Grower at The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona. We’ve all heard the terms: farm-to-table, eat local, eat with the season, and plant-based. This fun, hands-on, interactive cooking class is your opportunity to experience this exciting way of cooking first-hand in the beauty of The Farm at South Mountain with Farmer Billy Anthony, and plant-based intuitive cooking expert, Melanie Albert.

Behind the Scenes: What’s Growing?

The week before the cooking class experience, Melanie and Billy will walk through the Soil & Seed Garden at The Farm and begin to strategize on food to harvest for the class, including all kinds of greens, herbs, edible flowers, and other surprises. The morning of the class, Billy and his team will harvest the beautiful fresh produce. A few hours later, you’ll be creating a few beautiful, tasty, healthy dishes with the just-harvested food.

Winter Farm-to-Table Class Highlights

Tour the Soil & Seed Garden with Billy and see where the food for the class was harvested.

During the hands-on cooking, Melanie will guide you to prepare the dishes and to plate them beautifully.

Learn simple, delicious ways to prepare just-harvested greens, such as Shungiku (Chrysanthemum), Roquette

Arugula, and Mizuna, with our local Arizona Citrus.

Create a beautiful aromatic Winter Greens Salad and Citrus Dressing.

Learn the technique to quickly Sauté tasty greens and create a greens side dish.

Create a beautiful tasty Citrus Dessert.

Learn key tips and techniques to plate your culinary creations beautifully.

Enjoy your beautiful culinary creations in the beauty of The Farm with your new foodie community!

Note: Recipe direction may change slightly, due to availability of the crops.

We invite you to come to the class open to new, beautiful foods, and your creativity and imagination.

No cooking experience necessary! A great event for families or group of friends.

About the Chef

Melanie Albert, plant-based cooking expert, award-winning Arizona cookbook author, and speaker is Founder and CEO of Experience Nutrition. Melanie has been a leader in wellness, integrative nutrition, and culinary for over 15 years. Melanie is regularly featured on the national lifestyle tv show, “The List,” and in “Natural Awakenings Arizona.” She is a 2007 graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and former marketing consultant to Weil Lifestyle, LLC / Andrew Weil, MD. Melanie has led hundreds of cooking classes and events to thousands of people from former NFL players, to kids, to our community. Melanie received 610 hours of plant-based culinary training and is known around the Valley for her fun, interactive, inspiring cooking classes, team building events, and retreats.

Learn more at: www.ExperienceNutrition.com and follow Melanie on Instagram @plantbasedexperiences and