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Business of Food Conference: LUNCH ONLY

Monday, June 29, 2015

Attention Local Foodies:

Can’t make the full conference? Join us for lunchJMU graduate and culinary expert Chef Nathan Lyon‘s keynote talk: Feeding the Body and Soul -Balancing Life and Workand an opportunity to meet Chef Nathan in person   Emmy nominated Chef Nathan Lyon is known to television viewers across the country for his simple, innovative cuisine featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients.  

After lunch, Chef Lyon’s award-winning Cookbook  GREAT FOOD STARTS FRESH: Simple, Innovative Cuisine Featuring Fresh, Seasonal Ingredients” will be available for purchase and Chef Lyon will be autographing copies of his cookbook.   Your lunch registration also includes this great opportunity to purchase a great cookbook, and/or to meet the author and have your copy personally signed by him.

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What others have said about Chef Nathan Lyon:                                              Earthbound Farm Organic (Carmel Valley, CA): “He’s a wonderful, dynamic and fun healthy eating advocate — our kind of guy!   Between his shows, his book and his online posts, lots of folks are benefiting from Chef Nathan’s wealth of healthy food knowledge and delicious, nutritious recipes; we’re delighted that he found a few moments recently to answer some of our questions, too.”

Lucini Italia:  “challenges readers to only cook with oils that they would dip their bread in and asks if they would dip their bread in Canola oil. “If you do not enjoy the flavor of the oil you are using in your kitchen by itself, how on earth is it going to translate into better tasting meals?”   When asked what inspires his cooking, Chef Lyon said “After loading up on fresh produce from the farmers market each week, I look to see what’s fresh and available right on my kitchen counter! It’s seasonal produce that keeps me creative and excited about cooking. Every week there is a new fruit or vegetable or herb to play with and enjoy. It keeps my mind active.”

An anonymous reviewer:  Great Food Starts Fresh” is a seasonal cookbook (with original photography and recipes) broken down into the five seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and the universal season – Chocolate! It is based on the information Chef Nathan Lyon accrued from his culinary training and his experience working side by side with farmers at farmers markets for over a decade.  “Great Food Starts Fresh” has received quotes of support from Alice Waters, Graham Kerr, Jamie Oliver, and Curtis Stone and has been reviewed/highlighted in Clean Eating, Natural Health, Jamie, Experience Life, and Today’s Diet and Nutrition Magazines and made the Washington Post’s Top Cookbooks of 2012″

Good Food America:  “Fresh foods expert Chef Nathan Lyon …takes [you] on a culinary adventure in search of the tastiest and healthiest eats across America. From vegan restaurants to locavore bistros, to truck stops and cantinas, Nathan serves up the ultimate guide while bringing to life the benefits of healthy eating.” 

Date: Monday, June 29, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


JMU’s Festival Center
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg Virginia 22807


Registration closed for this event.

Call (434) 979-5610