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Celebrating Female Chefs – International Day of the Girl

International Day of the Girl, which was celebrated on October 11th, is a day that “aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.” As a female-founded culinary school, Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) is always looking for a reason to celebrate our […]

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The Rise of the Plant-Based Diet

Can ‘shojin’ cuisine (Japanese temple food) set the world standard? This article was written and translated from the original Japanese article in “Japan Class” Vol. 20, Toho Publishing House, published in September 2018 by Chef’s Training Program (CTP 281) student Maki Wennmann. Sour memories – Umeboshi in Guatemala It all started at La Aurora International Airport, […]

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5 Fall Dessert Ideas That Aren’t Pumpkin Spice Or Apple

Are you team pumpkin or team apple? Who says it has to be a two-party system? Here are five sweet autumn favorites worthy of your vote: Cranberry Walnut: Dress up your chocolate chip cookies for the season: fold ½ cup dried cranberries, ½ cup chopped walnuts, and 2 teaspoons orange zest into the dough along […]

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Easy Ways to Elevate Your Pasta

October is National Pasta Month and we’re gearing up to celebrate with ways to take your pasta dishes to the next level without being too complicated. Today, there are various types of “pasta” on the market to accommodate people with allergies or intolerances, as well as vegans, vegetarians, or those who are simply looking for […]

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Five Healthy Recipes for Game Day

Football season has officially started and while it is great to get together with friends and family to watch a Sunday game, it often entails drinking and eating all sorts of delicious, yet unhealthy foods. One of the Seven Principles of Food Selection, codified by our founder, Annemarie Colbin, PhD, states that food should always […]

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How well are you feeding your body?

Almost two years ago — after nearly 15 years of working in technology and telecommunications firms — I was offered a role at a cooking school. As I weighed the decision and discussed with friends, all of them responded the same way: why are you even debating this? This is perfect for you! My friends […]

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