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Recreational classes, certificate programs, and Friday Night Dinners will continue through March 2019 at NGI’s Flatiron location. We have a lot of exciting programs scheduled, which are sure to sell out! We look forward to having the NGI community be a part of the final programs on 21st Street.

New Concepts in Diet: The Old Traditions

In honor of NGI’s final days at 48 W. 21st Street, we’ve dug into our archives to find some of our favorite articles written by Natural Gourmet Institute founder, Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D. This series will celebrate her teachings on food, science and nutrition, which are now more prominent than ever in the better food movement. Dr. Colbin […]

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National Gluten-Free Day

Sunday, January 13, is Nation Gluten-Free Day, although some sources state it’s the second Monday in January. Whichever day you celebrate it, here’s what you should know about the food holiday. A protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, and triticale, gluten helps give breads, cakes, and pastas their form and the texture we […]

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Celebrating National Bean Day

As kids growing up, many of us sang a version of a song about beans, the magical, musical fruit. Turns out, there’s a seed (or two) of truth in that song! On January 6 of each year, we celebrate National Bean Day and its proximity to New Year’s Day—that day that so many of us […]

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Best of NGI 2018

As 2018 winds down, we can’t help but be reflective of the past year. To give a quick glance at NGI’s year-in-review, we’ve rounded up a few of our top Instagram posts. Season like a chef – In the beginning of the Chef’s Training Program students learn to identify various types of herbs and spices […]

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Restoratives to Help Us through the Holidays

It’s the season of indulgence. For those of us here in the United States, Labor Day in September marks the end of summer, the imminent arrival of fall, our children going back to school, and the start of the holidays. Halloween, Hanukah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and myriad other holidays and celebrations come in rapid […]

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Avoid the Winter Blues: Tips for Boosting Your Mood

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression triggered by seasonal changes. The symptoms are cyclical, characterized by remissions during spring and summer months, and exacerbations progressing through the dark, cold, winter months. As a mood disorder, SAD may be mild or debilitating. It may be accompanied by typical signs of depression like sadness and […]

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