Currently I'm staying in Fort Bragg, California. I'm working at Living Light Culinary Arts Institute that is organic raw vegan chef training school. Students come here from all over the world to learn about raw organic food and how to make it delicious and nutritious. Some of them go even further and start their careers as a raw food chefs and instructors. Sharing information about raw foods with others all over the world.
Work at school was a natural continuation of my interest in raw foods that began after some synchronicities in 2006. I had a great opportunity to be Matt's Samuelson's assistant and learn a great deal about raw foods while working under him every day for a couple of months. I got inspired and continued researching raw food world on my own. It was new world to me as before most of the time I spent working in conventional kitchen in Japanese restaurants. After a while, when I got confidence as a raw food chef, I started traveling to a different parts of the globe teaching and making raw foods. Being eager to learn more I decided to visit Living Light Institute and absorb their wisdom of creating healthy meals. After several weeks of studying I left school inspired to teach people about raw foods as Dinas' science of raw food nutrition classes were an eye opening and inspirational experience along with culinary tips and bits that i learned during hands on at the school.
Foraging for wild plants is also one of my favorite activities. Because of high nutritional value of edible wild plants it is obvious that as much as possible they should be included in our diet. Although looking for mushrooms and picking berries in a woods was a big part of my childhood now I became even more interested in foraging for edible plants and I take every opportunity to learn more about local wild plants as iItravel to a different countries. Mendocino coast is wonderful place for that with the ocean providing us with big variety of seaweeds and forests full of berries, mushrooms. Meadows, river banks and grassy slopes here are perfect places to look for medicinal herbs, edible plants and vegetables.
So i'm sure that you will enjoy this blog and will find useful information about raw foods, wild plants, some spontaneous food creations as well recipes.