At Manzanita, you really are what you eat
on January 14, 2009
video by MARTIN RICARD
If you’re vegan and you live in North Oakland, this is the place to be. Even if you’re not, 1050 40th St., is the place to get a good meal that is both organic and macrobiotic.
What does macrobiotic mean? Glad you asked. is a way of life and eating based on an understanding of Mother Nature. Macrobiotic cooking uses seasonal, locally grown ingredients to draw energy from food so that a balanced diet can be maintained. George Ohsawa, a Japanese philosopher, made popular the practice, which many believe can be traced back to the beginning of civilization.
Every month, Manzanita holds a macrobiotic cooking workshop to show people some of the secrets from its kitchen. , a macrobiotic chef trained at the world-renowned Kushi Institute in Massachusetts, leads the cooking demonstrations while macrobiotic counselor Hana Kilibarda offers health and beauty tips.
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