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Aging Healthfully

I turned 39 a month ago. Today, as I write this, I’m sitting by a pond, surrounded by mountains, some of them covered by glaciers more than hundreds of thousands of years old. It’s all relative, but at the same time, things feel like they are changing. In some ways I feel younger than my […]

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Six Ways to Enjoy a Tasty & Healthy End to Summer

The days have been flying by, and it’s been a busy summer at NGI. We’ve run several successful Certificate Programs, we’re welcoming our second summer start Chef’s Training Program (CTP) on Monday, we graduated a couple CTP classes (we’re pushing 2800 alumni from almost 40 countries), and our kitchens have been filled with recreational classes […]

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Pantry Top Five Recipe Edition: Umeboshi Paste

One of the most frequent questions NGI chef instructors get is “What should I stock my pantry with?” Chef Elliott Prag shared his pantry staples on our blog where he went back to basics and thousands of years of Japanese tradition. One of the items on his list of staples is umeboshi paste, which is pureed pickled […]

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Introducing Guest Blogger Ankur Parikh, M.D.

Ankur Parikh, M.D. is an emergency room physician who has his earned a certificate in Food Therapy from NGI, has studied Ayurvedic Science, and learned advanced culinary techniques at Basque Culinary Center. Ankur has had a passion for food since he was young. As a first generation Gujarati American, his family, like many others, was […]

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Q&A with NGI Alum Gabrielle Kennedy

Gabrielle Kennedy is a graduate of the Chef’s Training Program. After completing her training at NGI, she dove into the restaurant world, working at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Mercer Kitchen in New York City, and The Ravens vegan restaurant in Mendocino, California. Gabrielle now works as a freelance caterer and private chef, and she recently completed four months […]

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Celebrate National Culinary Arts Month

Did you know that July is National Culinary Arts Month? This celebratory month promotes the awareness of professional cooks and chefs and their contributions to new culinary trends. At Natural Gourmet Institute we are always thrilled to celebrate the work of our student chefs, alumni, and chef instructors. Check out the many ways NGI has […]

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