By Amber Roniger
One great big sausage-cheesy-gloopy-greasy-oniony-’mo-better-meaty-meat hero-on-a-bun to go, please. Better make that two, I might get hungry in a pinch. Like you’d catch me dead scarfing aforementioned monstrosity into my face on some indiscriminate street corner! But you can view people stuffing it in with such vengeance almost any time, at almost any random food fair during the summer months in NYC, in the soon-to-be wilting weather (oooh yes, you know it’s yet to come, my kitties). So how will the veggie brigade ever balance out this meat binge overtaking the steaming city? Thank goodness EARTHSAVE (founded by John Robbins, Baskin-Robbins heir who rebelled against the ice cream grain) and TASTE OF HEALTH NYC, are having a food tasting that’s much more at my yogi speed. JUNE 17, 2006 marks the fifth annual NEW YORK CITY TASTE OF HEALTH FOOD FESTIVAL at LINCOLN CENTER (sponsored in part by THE INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION). Taste of Health (www.tasteofhealth.org) is a food fest that is here to save the planet! Well… or maybe just make us city dwellers a teensy bit more conscious about the relationship between the foods we imbibe and products we use, and our breezy beautiful breathable environment.
Join this City Pulse Chica for the free food-tastings and samplings, exhibitions (including Aveda – so brilliant! and Arbonne – so intelligent!), empowering lectures (Brendan Brazier, amongst others) and discussions on health, fitness and aging, amazing recipes, music and food demos, and a silent auction. Edju-mi-cate yourself to prepare healthy meals, shop for eco-friendly foods and environmental products, and fill your fecund mind with all kinds of earth-loving info. This is the perfect activity for conscious parents to tote along the kiddies and say, ‘thank you Mother Earth, you’re sure swell’ on the last Saturday before Father’s Day.
See www.tasteofhealth.org for full program schedule.