This weekend Whole Living took the Fairway in Stamford, CT, by storm with our much-anticipated Power Foods event! Martha Stewart herself was there to sign copies of the brand new book from Whole Living, while editors and contributors shared their expertise in a series of fun and informative sessions.
People queued up for hours clutching their copies of Power Foods to meet Martha, and we were thrilled to get to talk to everyone about it. "You're here, you get to meet Martha, but what will you do afterwards with that book?" I asked. "Stick on your shelf and be done with it? No! Find out why this book is the key to eating healthier now."
Are there a billion other cookbooks out there? Yes. But this first-ever book put out by Whole Living doesn't just collect delicious, healthy recipes...it tells you why these 38 foods in particular are so great for you. Two questions I hear all the time are "What should I eat" and "How do I prepare it?" Power Foods makes that super easy.
What Else Went On
After Martha bid Fairway shoppers and fans farewell, Whole Living's editor-in-chief Alex Postman greeted guests and lured shoppers into leaving their carts and joining us for some fun workshops.
I talked to attendees about the connection between energy, food, and lifestyle, and then deputy food editor Shira Bocar did a live cooking demo--which really inspired me to try parchment-paper cooking. It could not be easier or healthier--wrap up some chicken or fish with some herbs and spices, pop it in the oven, and voila! A clean, flavorful, satisfying meal.
Cynthia Sass, a registered dietician and trusted expert (now on our board at Whole Living), packed in a life's worth of healthy eating lessons in one shot. She was fantastic--and you can be sure you'll be hearing more from her on this blog and in the pages of Whole Living. Her new book, by the way is Cinch: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches.
Sophie Herbert, yoga instructor and Whole Living Daily Blogger, did an impressive yoga demo and showed us some simple breathing and posture techniques.
One of the attendees was Kirsten Schmitt, a passionate locavore and blogger who writes Empire Farm to Feast: A Guide to Eating Locally in New York, who wrote this lovely post about the event (and takes way better pictures than I do). (Thanks Kirsten!)
And many reporters were on hand also to document the event, including this one from the newstimes.com.
Terri Trespicio is senior features editor at Whole Living magazine and the host of "Whole Living" on Martha Stewart Living Radio, which airs every day at 10a East / 7a West on Sirius 112 / XM 157. Follow her on twitter @TerriT or subscribe to her videos on youtube at TerriT73.