Christina Pirello combines healthy and organic food recipes with delicious and gourmet.
Acclaimed American macrobiotic cook, food writer and TV personality Christina Pirello will be in Israel this week, teaching how to cook for health, from the 3rd to the 12th of the month.
She has authored five cookbooks and is an activist for better nutrition worldwide. She has also founded a program focused on bettering children’s nutrition in schools and at home.
Pirello was diagnosed with leukemia at age 25 and given nine months to live. On changing to a macrobiotic diet, her illness went into remission and seems to have disappeared.
Convinced of the direct relation between diet and health, she went on to study Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine and earned a master’s degree in nutrition.
Pirello started teaching local cooking classes in Philadelphia and now hosts an Emmy Award-winning TV series, Christina Cooks.
Pirello is now age 54. Together with her partner, husband Robert Pirello, she is presently on an international teaching tour, showing locals how to cook for health using local ingredients.
According to Pirello, a purely macrobiotic diet isn’t universally suitable.
“Every person has a different constitution and lives in a different environment. This is the shortfall of macrobiotics, that it is very rigid.”
The Pirellos incorporate Mediterranean and Native American foodways into their culinary philosophy alongside the macrobiotic way.
Learn more about Christina Pirello cooking classes in Israel at The Rice House.
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