15th annual conference focusing on food, nutrition, the environment, farming, & politics.
PRE-REGISTERED FRI. & SAT. OR SAT ONLY: $30 | FRI. ONLY 10$ |
AT DOOR ADD 5$
I'm honored to be offering another class at this excellent gathering. "Beautiful Bitters" will take place at 11:45am. For a complete schedule and list of other workshops, visit this website.
By the way-- the locally-sourced lunch was incredible last year!
Beautiful Bitters: Reconnecting With a Lost Flavor
Once upon a time, humans ate a diverse array of wild plants and mushrooms-- many of which tasted mildly (or seriously) bitter. The human gastrointestinal tract developed a complex relationship with bitterness, and our bodies greatly benefit from this flavor for healthy functioning. In this class, Community Herbalist Sarah Sorci will briefly discuss the disappearance of bitterness from American agriculture and diet. We will explore the range of effects that bitterness has on the body, including stimulation of digestive secretions, improved absorption of nutrients and fats, support of healthy blood glucose levels and weight, and more. Sarah will describe the specific properties of some of her favorite bitter herbs, focusing on those that can be cultivated or sustainably wild-harvested in New York State. Samples will be shared.