COOKING WITH SPICES IS TASTY AND HEALTHY
Did you know our Cro-Magnon ancestor was taller than us (about 6 feet-tall) and lived longer?
All our modern diseases – cancer, cardio-vascular disease, obesity, cellulite, diabetes, osteoporosis, allergies...- were unknown to him.
Statistics show that modern diseases are increasing rapidly.
Cancer have doubled since 1970, cardiac disease has increased and 30% of the population is overweight.
THE REASON ARE CLEAR – BAD EATING HABITS
We eat too much sugar, processed meat, bad fats, empty calories, junk food, alcohol, soft drinks and fast food. Eating like this is harmful to human health.
Contrary to popular belief humans are not omnivores capable of eating anything and everything.
We eat too much, what we eat is harmful to our health, and, what's more we don't get enough exercise.
SPICES CAN HELP US TO IMPROVE OUR DIET
So that we can break the cycle of bad eating habits that cause our “modern diseases”
HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE EXAMPLES
1 DRINKS : Alcohol and soft drinks are poisonous. 1 liter of “coke” contains 20 spoons of sugar.
Replace them with flavored water e.q. mint, lemon, or fruits, or sometimes with wine possibly flavored with red, fruits, cinnamon, cloves.
2 SUGARS : Processed foods contain extra sugars. We eat 40 times more sugar than we did 100 years ago. It's too much! Think about combining fruits with spices e.q. pineapple with ginger, strawberries with hot pepper and basil, apples with cardamom or cinnamon, and eat chocolate with a minimum cocoa content of 80%.
3 MEAT : Animal fat is harmful to our heath. We eat 10 times too much. Think about healthier meats. Chicken marinated with herbs and grilled, or, even better, marinated fish e.q. in olive oil, lemon, garlic or herbs.
4 FATS : We eat too much bad fat. Marinated herbs in olive oil which is good for cooking, or rape seed oil which has a high omega 3 content. Limit your consumption of butter, cream and other oils.
5 BREAD : Make your own bread using unrefined whole-meal flour with herbs. It's much tastier!
6 SAUCES : Pasta sauces for example. Say good bye to ketchup, mayonnaise and other commercial sauces. Make your own at home. Chopped tomatoes with herbs – basil, thyme, oregano or bay leaves, with a touch of olive oil or a little vegetable stock. Clearly better for your health.
With spices you can make 101 excellent salad or vegetable dishes and you can eat as much as you like !!
From Marco Polo to Ali Baba: the discovery of 40 spices : lessons are in the rose's garden in spring
Combine the discovery of Cevennes with a culinary workshop on spices
introduction to spices : how to choose them ? where to buy them ? How to store them ?
Combine the discovery of Cevennes with a culinary workshop
Cooking with spices is tasty and healthy, a good present to offer to your children
Embark on an exciting journey of discovery into the world of spices
From Marco Polo to Ali Baba : the discovery of 80 herbs and spices.
Gourmet food spices, cooking light recipe, cooking french, class cooking
Cookery course program on herbs and spice in South of France near Montpellier
cooking light recipe, cooking french, class cooking
Archimbolo only vegetables!
samples of herbs and spices used in the courses
Gourmet food spices, cooking french, class cooking...
Yum Yum in a sixteenth century house
how to use 40 spices or 80 or 100 spices in your everyday light recipes?
heating the spices in the wok
Roquefort on the Causses, one hour from Aulas
hte break after tasting the recipes done by the students
who will make the best recipe?
40 spices, a culinary workshop on spices in South of France, near Montpellier, Yum Yum in a sixteenth century house
not far from us the city of Nimes
the cirque de Navacelles near Aulas a good place to visit
TV and press often come to brodcast our spices lessons (here chanel 1)
the camargue near Aulas a good place to visit
not far from us the Pont du Gard
Millau a good place to visit
coming with her grand mother, a nice idea
a student from India already a good cook
the gorges du Tarn near Aulas a good place to visit
a student from Tunisia already a good cook
the TV is on!
you are wlcome with your children
TV and press often come to brodcast our spices lessons (here chanel 6)
Bouzigues where you will eat oysters and bouillabaisse
we are ready to taste the spicy dinner