Our healing cuisine has been contributing to our customers’ health to such an extent that we were inundated with requests to share this knowledge. Hence, in July, 2007, the Annapurna® School of Ayurvedic Cooking was launched.The philosophy and cooking methods at the restaurant are based on Ayurveda, the most ancient system of Indian medicine. It is therefore appropriate that our cooking school will share this ancient knowledge. Ayurveda emphasizes diet in relation to the physical and psychic make up of the human being, and knowledge of the ingredients being cooked enhances one’s relationship with food, bringing forth its healing aspects. Principles of Ayurveda include the body, the three doshas, the four seasons, the I've elements, the six tastes, the seven chakras, and the nine planets.
Food is influenced by all of these principles; they and their influence are a large part of what is taught at our school. The actual cooking demonstration is just part of what you will learn at the classes. What to eat? When to eat? How? How much? How many times a day? All of these questions will be answered in our classes. Classes include various topics, from kitchari (our ultimate Ayurvedic dish) to gluten free baking. Suggestions for class topics are always welcome.
Annapurna's® school of Ayurvedic cooking is located at 2209 Silver Avenue SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 (next to the Silver location of Annapurna® in Albuquerque). Classes are held on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm, lasting three hours. Classes are $45 plus tax per class.
We are currently offering introduction and advanced classes. We will take special requests for selected topics we have offered before as long as there is a number in excess of 5 people in the class and it will be worked into the regular schedule. Cancellations must be made no later than three days before your scheduled class to receive a credit for a future cooking class. No refund or credit will be issued for no-shows or late cancellations.
If you are interested in attending a class shown below simply click on the listing to register and pay for the class.
Today I attended my first Ayurveda cooking class at Annapurna's school of cooking in the UNM area location. I learned that food needs to be combined in a certain way for a well-balanced result. Well-balanced as in using ingredients that, among other things, are seasonal. Also learned never to eat leftovers - ouch :) The class is held in a mini-kitchen which gives you the feeling of being at a friend's place. Instructor is sharing the recipe, the whys/what/how of Ayurveda cooking, and some personal experiences. My questions were answered to my satisfaction...and I had a lot of them. The ending result was the most delicious, lightest sweet potato/lemon grass soup. My body loved it...I took a long nap when I got home. I will return for other classes. Highly recommend!
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