Food As Medicine

with Gaea Lady

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Food & Drink

Event Overview

One of the most powerful preventative medicines can be found in your kitchen: your Food! Join Andrea (aka Gaea Lady) of Edible Alchemy Foods for a lesson in how what we put into our body affects it's functions and health—overviewing how flora and fauna are used as medicine in various cultures, and how oils, seeds, fruits, veggies, and probiotics help to support the body’s innate functions. While learning the basics, you’ll get hands-on to craft your own sumptuous vegetarian meal, focusing in particular on seasonal and local Midwestern produce.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

all materials for our meal together!

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Learn to spice your food
  • Learn about healthy toppings
  • Craft and eat a vegetarian meal together
  • Learn about seasonal cooking
  • Learn to listen to your body
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Gaea Lady

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Andrea, aka Gaea lady is an enchantress by nature, and is a force that will make you feel the very earth move. Fusing her 25 years of dance training in forms from classical to modern - neovintage to the ethereal, she cultures an intentional style that is all her own. Integrating dance, art, visuals, costuming, concept, fire, silk fabrics, temple dance, hoops, and deep seated intention, her inspiring performances mesmerize and deeply touch. She seeks to share knowledge and empower others through her performances and teaching, forging connections and community.

Gaea is the winner of the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Best Debut” and “Most Classic” in 2016, and performed at the “Icons & Allstars” show in 2017. She graces festival stages such as Show Me (St. Louis), Envision (Costa Rica), Electric Forest (Michigan), Symbiosis (California), Oregon Eclipse (Oregon), Burningman (Nevada), and Bhakti Fest (California). In her home base of Chicago, Gaea performs at Unbridled at Untitled, the Kiss Kiss Cabaret, the Naughty Little Cabaret, the Vertical Sideshow, the Drifter, Soho House, with Pyrotechniq Fire Troupe. She also is a vegetarian chef, traveling to teach and nourish for movement and wellness retreats.
www.gaealadychicago.com
follow her in instagram and twitter @gaea_lady & facebook @gaea lady
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Andrea is also the manager of Edible Alchemy Foods - a project to create community around food. Through this endeavor, Andrea has her green thumb on the pulse of Chicago’s locavore movement & an avid gardener, herbalist, concotor of tinctures and body care products, and fermentor. 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.
www.ediblealchemyfoods.com
follow her food projects at @eafoods

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