The Intentional Kitchen in Denver, Colorado is founded on the principle that every meal should be delicious, satisfying, nutritious. Food is an important part of our everyday lives for many reasons, and our connection to it is primal. Worldwide, every culture has evolved thanks to this connection and the transformation that occurs as a result of cooking and combining foods, flavors, spices. Abundant flavors and rich traditions are the foundation of our humanity - family, friends, sharing, health and healing.
In his latest book, "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation," author Michael Pollan notes that in the U.S., we have put food preparation in the hands of large corporations, whether eating out or using convenience foods at home, and our collective health is now paying the price. This outsourcing of our food has led directly to the obesity epidemic and all its associated ills.
Preparing and cooking the food we eat is the best way to to know what enters our bodies, and to control our health destiny. Teaching others how to incorporate the amazing bounty of beautiful, seasonal, whole foods that have been sustainably grown and then prepared in ways that enhance our enjoyment is the mission of The Intentional Kitchen. Returning to traditional ways of cooking, sharing, and savoring fresh, natural food is the secret to to a healthier you, and is what we as individuals can do to reform our broken food system and help heal our planet.