Local physician Dr. Uday Jani and chef/restaurateur Matt Haley are once again teaming up to present the next installment of the Doc & Chef series, which focuses on healthy, simple to prepare food. The free cooking demonstration and educational seminar is scheduled for Monday, May 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Fish On in the Villages of Five Points in Lewes.
“Matt and I want to thank the 150 people that came out to the last talk we did, and we hope to get even more people this time. This talk is going to focus on a meal that definitely gets overlooked too often - breakfast,” says Jani, a longtime area physician, who has recently added a personalized concierge practice focusing on wellness. “It’s so easy and so necessary to get your day started with a healthy breakfast, yet so many people skip it in the interest of saving a few minutes in the mornings.”
“We hope that all the people on the waiting list from the last talk make it to this one because once again, we want to focus on healthy, local eating,” says Haley, who owns eight coastal restaurants. “We are coming into the time of year when local fruits like blueberries ans strawberries are going to start popping up at farmers markets all throughout the area. We want to show you how quick and easy and energizing breakfast can be using products almost entirely grown in our region”
In addition to breakfast, Jani and Haley will also focus on the myriad of vegetables that will soon be becoming abundant. “With the severe weather we had this winter, everything is late blooming.” adds Haley. “However, spring is definitely here and very very soon we’re going to start seeing asparagus, radishes, and artichokes everywhere. These veggies are nutritional powerhouses, and we’ll help you make room for them in your family dinners.”
The doc and the chef will also give consumers insight into how to navigate the vast sea of produce that is available. “Although we encourage people to shop in local farmers markets whenever possible, we fully understand that it’s not always feasible.” says Jani. “We will show you not only how to select the best produce available but also how to decipher a lot of the signage in the bigger box grocery stores.”
For more information and to register, call Lisa Wheeler at 302-644-1200. This is a free series, but a $10 donation to Haley’s Global Delaware Fund will be accepted at the door. Space is limited and this event will fill up quickly.