(PRWEB) September 30, 2011
Living Light Culinary Institute, a gourmet raw food school on the northern coast of California, is taking its flagship introductory class, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods on the road. The one day intensive course offers a wide variety of easy-to-prepare raw vegan recipes. More than a dozen gourmet raw recipes will be demonstrated, featuring appetizers, fruit smoothies, soups, green juices, salad dressings, entrées, patés, sandwich wraps, nut milks, non-dairy cheeses, crackers, and other dehydrated treats.
The class also offers two popular dessert demos: Black Forest Cherry Brownies and Carrot Apple Kuchen. Students learn sprouting and kitchen gardening, and how to make fermented foods like “live” sauerkraut. Talks offered during the one day class also include “The Secret of Great Dressings, Marinades, and Sauces,” and “Quick and Easy Meal Prep,” teaching students how to create simple menus using essential equipment and supplies used in a raw food kitchen. The Introduction to Basic Knife Skills demo helps attendees learn how to use the right kitchen knife for every task.
The class is open to everyone, from complete novice to professional chef. Since it was first developed by Living Light founder and director Cherie Soria in 1998, thousands of people from over 50 countries have taken Fundamentals of Raw Living Foods. Teachers Alicia Ojeda, certified by both Living Light Culinary Institute and the Culinary Institute of America, and Living Light culinary programs manager Martine Lussier will teach the class in Austin, Texas October 15, and Cherie Soria and Lussier will teach the course in Las Vegas on October 20.
"This one-day intensive introductory class has literally transformed the lives of thousands of people around the world. It’s designed to provide beginning students with the tools they need to make this lifestyle work, easily and effortlessly," says Soria.
A full buffet lunch of organic raw vegan foods is included, and most of the recipe demos offer samples. Tuition includes all course materials except the required text, Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies, by Cherie Soria. The Austin class takes place at the New Earth Center, 7708 Thomas Springs Road, Austin, Texas. The Las Vegas class will be held at the Sun coast Hotel and Casino, 9090 Alta drive, Las Vegas Nevada. For more information about Fundamentals of Raw Living Foods and other Living Light Culinary Institute classes, or to register, call 707-964-2420 or visit RawFoodChef.com
Living Light Culinary Institute offers a comprehensive professional curriculum in gourmet raw vegan food preparation. Students learn a progressively complex set of culinary skills, from mastering knife techniques and setting up a healthy kitchen, to charting a menu, catering an event, and learning how to do professional culinary demos. Recipe development, pastry arts, and raw nutritional science are also included in the school curriculum.
Living Light International has four eco-friendly businesses on the Mendocino coast of Northern California: Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light Café, Living Light Marketplace, and Living Light Inn.