Believe it or not, this past Monday marked the end of my second 12-week cooking demonstration series with the Diabetes Prevention Program! Time flies when you’re having fun and keeping busy, which I have been. In fact, since the spring, I have gotten involved with two other community health and nutrition efforts: a farmers market and the new Elm City Market cooperative in downtown
. New Haven
One of the best parts of being involved with these types of ventures are the people I meet and get to observe. While some individuals like to challenge me, others refuse to try my vegetables, and a few ignore me completely, I have, nonetheless, had some really great conversations over the past few months. One of the most common questions I am asked is, “Why do you do this?”
The first time someone inquired, it gave me pause and I had to think, “why exactly do I do cooking demonstrations?”
The reality is, not only do I eat to live, but I also live to eat.