May 23, 2018

Dr. Michael Fenster

Life is about relationships, and as a chef and a doctor, Dr. Michael S. Fenster understands the complex relationship people have with food and health. He doesn't believe in deprivation because it takes away from the joys of experiencing food, which takes away from a person's overall health and wellness.

Dr. Chef Mike Fenster, MD, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist, author, and professional chef. He's taught and explored the relationship between food and health for many years. He discusses his latest book, Food Shaman, and the 5 natural remedies to help fight chronic inflammation: ginger, thyme, boswellia, EasyFlex, and turmeric. He makes a hollandaise sauce and a spicy drink (non alcoholic) called the Aine's Bali Banger.

Chef Dr. Mike's 1.2.3. Hollandaise

-1 stick (4 ounces) organic, high quality butter 
-2 tsp. ginger powder 
-Juice of 2 lemons
-3 egg yolks
-2 Tsp fresh chopped thyme or other herbs
-1 tsp. good quality dried turmeric powder
-1/8 tsp. white pepper
-ΒΌ tsp. salt

Melt the butter over low heat. Combine lemon juice, egg yolks, turmeric, salt and pepper. Add half the melted butter to the egg yolk mixture, slowly and stirring the entire time to temper the eggs. Add the egg mixture back to the pan and continue to cook until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat, add the thyme and serve immediately.

Aine's Bali Banger

-2 cups chopped fresh turmeric 
-2 inch piece ginger chopped, 
-1 Tbsp. tamarind paste 
-1 tsp black peppercorns
-juice of 4 or 5 limes
-Honey (to taste)
-Optional: lemon grass, kefir lime leaves; mint to garnish

Put everything except lime juice into pot with about 12 cups water and honey to sweeten to taste. Simmer ~20 Mins; strain and then add juice of 4 or 5 limes. 

AMPED Dream Maker Awards

AMPED has an important mission of allowing youth to explore creativity through music in a safe and productive environment. The kids get access to education, instruments, technology and performance opportunities, all for free. AMPED kids get training in all aspects of the music business - production, distribution, and marketing. They learn songwriting, music composition, recording, engineering, audio equipment setup, video, photography, web design, marketing, and more. The program is free to the students and their parents.

AMPED Dream Maker Awards 
Saturday, June 9, 6-10pm
Muhammad Ali Center, 144 North 6th Street
Honoring Sean Wachsman and the 2018 graduating class
(502) 822-1953

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