Talks and Tastings
Photo by Steve Evans from Bangalore, India (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Spice of Life: Boosting Flavor Profiles and Healthy Eating

Sunday, September 30 from 11:00 am to Noon

With Heide Lang

Registration required - see below


Tired of having to choose between health food and a heart attack? Join chef Heide Lang of the Fig Cooking School as she shows how easy it can be to make your meals both nutritious and delicious. Heide will prepare healthy and colorful foods like Tuna with Wasabi and Black Sesame Seeds, and Watermelon Salad with Pomegranate, Mint and Rosewater to show how vibrant flavors can make your meals exciting and satisfying without loading up on calories – and without having that bland taste characteristic of many “health foods”. This talk and cooking demonstration will awaken your taste buds and totally transform the way you look at food.


About The Fig Cooking School:

The mission of The Fig Cooking School, LLC ( is to help people “find their inner gourmet.”  Fig is an exciting gourmet cooking school that teaches home cooks how to prepare fabulous, interesting food without spending hours in the kitchen. Fig’s classes are taught with only the finest ingredients and feature foods that are seasonal, local and organic.


This program is the first of a three-part “Talks and Tastings” series is presented in conjunction with our temporary exhibition, Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating. Each unique session will consist of a presentation and food tasting. The programs are free, but you must register by following this link: REGISTER NOW. You can register for one or more sessions. Space is limited; we will indicate on the registration form if a program is in waitlist status.


Supported by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven


Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating is a collaboration between the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement at the Yale School of Public Health, and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.


Big Food Presenting Sponsor: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation