Matthew’s journey in the healing arts didn’t actually begin with Shiatsu. It began with cooking! In college he practiced being a Vegetarian for a year, and learned just how important food preparation is to creating tasty, healthy meals. Then, as his theatre career interests were waining, he discovered the macrobiotic diet, and spent two years practicing this dietary health regimen. In that time he learned many food preparation and combining techniques.
As that progressed he also found that his Shiatsu teacher Ohashi Sensei, was something of a gourmet Japanese cook, and many lessons poured into him from this important mentor. At the same time, he was influenced by Anna Marie Colbin, and The Natural Gourmet Cooking School in NYC, and later would work extensively with Paul Pitchford’s, Healing With Whole Foods, at the Heartwood Institute, and in his own home kitchen.
A divorced dad for 15 years, he learned first hand how to prepare tasty meals for his growing boys, while at the same time staying on the right side of healthy eating. In this master class, he will share his tricks for preparing healthy and delicious meals from scratch, broadcasting from his own home kitchen.
There won’t be heavy lessons on alkaline/acid balance, or dogmatic teachings that say “eat this way.” Rather it will be a delicious romp through nature’s cornucopia of foods, with an omnivore’s sensitivity and a colorful approach to culinary adventures.
Ten Weeks: October 7 – December 16, 2021. Varying length class videos, general meal times (based on Matthew’s kitchen schedule), including breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and possibly a grocery shopping video! Attendees will get notice in advance of classes, and also have access to recordings.