Health, humor and a holistic approach

Chef Jessica Porter will be giving cooking classes in Israel. Here, she talks about how macrobiotics can transform bodies and souls.

December 3, 2010 14:17
A macrobiotic meal by star chef Jessica Porter.

macrobiotic meal_521. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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She had always been funny, in that sarcastic and sometimes biting kind of way. When an eating disorder led her from New York University’s graduate school in acting to a macrobiotic cooking class, Jessica Porter amused herself during classes she found tedious by thinking up jokes, calling her milk-shake fantasies “macrobiotic porn.”

She had no idea that soon she would abandon milk shakes, caustic humor and her acting career to teach – with humor – how grains, plants and pulses can transform bodies and souls. Macrobiotics, a primarily vegan diet and philosophy that seeks to balance the properties of foods with the person and his or her environment, does not have to be dogmatic or somber. In fact, it can even be fun and funny, she says.


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