Notes on Gourmet Food Class
Avai’s first gourmet raw food class in Oneonta was an abounding success. There were 12 adults and 4 children enthusiastically participating in the preparation of a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. The participants came from as far away as Ithaca, NY. and their reasons were varied. Some were seeking a healthier lifestyle for themselves, others were interested in assisting a family member with health challenges. Some of us were brand new to raw food preparation and others had a lot of experience. Even those who have been raw for many years and have taken other courses commented on how rich Avai’s teaching was. One woman claimed to have learned more in Avai’s class than she had in five days at a very expensive raw culinary school. Unlike the teachers there, Avai did not just demonstrate the techniques, she had us all, kids included, experience hands on.