Not all of us are great cooks. If you’re looking to spruce up your cooking skills beyond filling a pot of water for instant ramen, Dr. Preston Maring will be hosting a cooking demonstration on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alumni House.
Dr. Maring is a gynecologist and administrator who started a farmers’ market at Kaiser-Permanente’s Oakland medical center in 2003, giving people access to fresh food. The idea was so successful that Kaiser-Permanente now has 21 hospital-based farmers’ markets in Northern California. At the demonstration, Maring will teach students proper slicing and dicing techniques, making food preparation an easy process rather than an entry into a chaotic abyss.
Not only will all participants get helpful cooking tips, but also a free cutting board, a collection of Dr. Maring’s favorite recipes and an entry in a prize drawing. What’s a better way to promote healthy eating than free stuff?
Dr. Maring’s demonstration is a part of University Health Services’ Health*Matters program which aims to educate students on personal health practices. Realizing that a good number of Berkeley students can’t cook, University Health Services will be offering various cooking classes throughout the fall semester.
If you would like to get free stuff attend Dr. Maring’s demonstration, register at the UCB Learning Center.