Monday, October 27, 2008

A weekend with David Briscoe

You may have noticed me talking about a lot of weekend classes so I decided to take pictures this weekend. I mean did spend 90% of my day doing this :)

David Briscoe is a macrobiotics guru per se. At the age of 17 he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and through a macrobiotic diet, he has been off of his medication and healthy for years. You can see why I wanted to attend right- interesting subject matter for sure.

He has a book about it called A Personal Peace. It's out of print right now and it's a little pricey.
Amongst lecturing and teaching, David cooked a meal for us. I'll share what we had with you.

Aduzki bean soup
David preparing the soup

Pressed salad (I actually helped make that one!), buckwheat and couscous, sweet n sour yams (with an organic homemade dried cherry on top from David's wife) and baked brussel sprouts and rutabaga with thyme and oregano.

It was a great meal and an interesting lecture series. I recommend reading anything of his you can find. He has great theories on food and it's effect on the body.

Hope your weekend was a great one!



ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ooh you're so lucky to live in Austin! (Even though Dhaba Joy closed-- BOO HOO!)

I'm adding your great site to my blogroll :o).

Joanna said...

that sounds like a cool class. the sweet and sour yams must've been delicious. yams are a perfect food.