4/30 The Virtues of Buckwheat- a super superfood
The Virtues of Buckwheat- the unsung hero...
Tuesday 4/30, 6:30 to 10:00PM
Chef Amelia Lord
Buckwheat is a superfood has not risen to the attention of quinoa or kale but should be right up there on your list of healthy things to eat. It isn’t a wheat at al, I have no idea who named it, but it’s actually a seed! The gluten-free/ plant-based world has paid attention to buckwheat for it’s being a complete protein and it's lack of gluten but you hear little about it. It is a great source of protein and fiber, as well as an array of antioxidants and other nutrients. Buckwheat can be a good addition to an anti-inflammatory diet for cholesterol lowering and blood pressure benefits. Buckwheat also has a low glycemic index so easy on the blood sugar for diabetics. It's also really versatile- you can use it in so many ways!! It came to my attention years ago when I was in Paris and went to the amazing crepe restaurant in the Marais called Breizh Café. I wondered why the crepe was darker than usual. It was buckwheat and made a delicious crepe!
I asked Amelia Lord who specializes in wholesome cooking to teach a class and she thought to sing the virtues of buckwheat! I wholeheartedly agreed and I think that this menu is an amazing introduction to this very versatile ingredient. It also seemed like a great brunch or fun dinner party menu. I've wanted to do a crepe class for the longest time and viola!
- Super nutritious buckwheat crepes with sautéed wild mushrooms and gruyere cheese
- Green salad with garlicky vinaigrette
- Gluten-Free Buckwheat plum galette
Chef Amelia Lord is an innovative and creative chef, cooking instructor and health coach. She is committed to health-supportive cooking. Amelia has worked in restaurants but finds her happy place teaching home cooks to be fearless around the kitchen.