International Year of Pulses Celebration and Indian Vegan Cooking Workshop | SF
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The Secret Garden | 2710 Harrison Street, San Francisco, California
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses – with good reason. Join the celebration for International Year of Pulses.
Pulses, or legumes, are an important type of food and crop throughout the world. They provide protein, fiber, and other nutrients to our diets, without the saturated fat and cholesterol that accompany animal-based protein.
Legumes are among the cheapest foods one can buy, and yet they are far from boring. Pulses are often overlooked and under-appreciated. Indeed, as incomes rise, people usually move from eating beans to eating meat.
Because of this predilection for meat as a marker of wealth and class, they consider International Year of Pulses to be not only about health and sustainability, but fundamentally anti-classist as well.
During this full afternoon, you will be able to explore:
- The importance of legumes both from a nutritional and environmental standpoint
- The role of legumes in various food cultures and how to creatively incorporate more into our diets
- The reasons for our food choices – why is it that despite the benefits of eating legumes instead of meat, meat continues to be so favored?
The crown of this amazing event is an Indian vegan cooking workshop led by Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff.
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.