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Learn the Medicinal Value of Food During a Vegetarian Cooking Class

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In a Nutshell

Andrea Mattson shares seasonal dishes and tricks for creating a medicinal meal out of healthy vegetarian ingredients

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 29th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required prior to attending event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 2 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. Guests should bring a pen and notebook or paper for note taking, and any questions about food. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $35 for one admission to a medicinal vegetarian cooking class with Andrea Mattson
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Events take place at Edible Alchemy.

Each event is capped at 16 purchasers.


What You’ll Do

One of the most powerful preventative medicines can be found on your tableware. Join nutrition masters Andrea Mattson and Dietrich McGaffey for a lesson in the foodie chemistry of human health—overviewing how flora and fauna are used as medicine in various cultures, and how oils, seeds, fruits, veggies, and beneficial bacteria tap into the body’s innate knowledge. After learning the basics, you’ll get hands-on to craft your own sumptuous vegetarian meal, focusing in particular on seasonal and local Midwestern produce.

  • Make a Delicious Plant-Based Meal
    Roll up your sleeves to prep an easy, savory vegetarian meal

  • Discern the Health Benefits of Food
    Learn how specific foods can benefit your health and how to skillfully implement cooking techniques at home


Your Host

Andrea Mattson Andrea Mattson
Herbal Alchemist

Andrea Mattson is the manager of Edible Alchemy Foods Co-operative, a local and sustainable produce and bulk co-operative that strives to create community around food. Through this endeavor, Andrea has her green thumb on the pulse of Chicago’s locavore movement, as she cultivates relationships with new and existing local farmers. Andrea is also a member of the Eco Collective in Pilsen where she manages the rooftop garden, overseeing the building, planning and maintenance of a green urban oasis—not to mention, she leads regular workshops on everything from gardening and composting to cooking.


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    Eco Collective

    2042 W 21st St.

    Chicago, IL 60608

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