While acclaimed chef Seamus Mullen is known for his mouthwatering, modern Spanish fare at New York City’s chic Tertulia, his health struggles are less public. After receiving a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis five years ago, Mullen found that cooking with a core group of 18 nutritious and restorative ingredients, or “hero foods,” helped manage his symptoms and improve his lifestyle. His cookbook, Hero Food, offers a thoughtful and delicious approach to wellness that’s inflected with his signature style gleaned from years spent cooking in Spain.
ENLIGHTENED EATERS is an educationally minded series of readings, workshops, discussions, and other programs focusing on health, nutrition, sustainability, and environmental issues. This event is free to students, with a suggested donation of $20 for nonstudents. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza Coffee, tea from Tea Forté, and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Snacks will be provided and guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch.