The Art of Cooking School



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The Art of Cooking School



An Intensive Training Course in Macrobiotic Cooking for Total Health


with Adelbert and Wieke Nelissen



The Kushi Institute of Europe has designed this fourdaycooking course for those who want to improve their skills and develop a clear understanding of macrobiotic kitchen. This practical course will present food that is delicious, beautiful and easy to prepare at home.




February 13 - 16, 2014
Warming & Strengthening Cooking for Fatigue and Stress

Are you looking for a quick way to stop your stress and fatigue?
The Art of Cooking School creates for you the opportunity to truly understand the energy of food. You will be taught in order to develop your cooking skills, and so learn to master your health. Beautiful and very tasty dishes will be prepared, under the guidance of our most experienced cooking teachers.


March 20 - 23, 2014
Purifying Spring Cooking

Spring is par excellence the time to purify our body from the excess that could not be discharged during winter. Cleansing the body brings your ideals and goals into clear focus, helping to realize your direction in life.


September 25 - 28, 2014
Cooking for Vitality & Stronger Immunity


Lack of energy is one of the most common health concerns. This weekend will focus on weakening factors as well as strengthening factors. A sensible choice of food and preparation will help you overcome these problems. This weekend will really give your energy a boost!

November 20 - 23, 2014
Festive Cooking for Family & Friends


Entice your family and friends with a more healthy and elegant way of eating. Discover how to replace meat, dairy and sugar with tempting, delicious dishes to suit everyone's tastes, needs
and health.




The Art of Cooking School registration form 2014


These Exciting Weekends Includes:

Daily workshops and demonstrations for cooking healing foods with culinary style
Group discussions with personal health recommendations
Daily Do-In or Nordic Walking - morning exercises for better vitality
Personal, creative menu planning to suit your lifestyle
You will receive a study guide which includes recipes, cutting and cooking techniques and general information on macrobiotics.



Time: From Thursday 5 pm till Sunday 2 pm.

Costs: Euro 425, 2nd person 10% discount
10% discount in combination with 2 or more programs of the Art of Cooking School
25% discount for the Art of Life School students

Price include: classes, 3 hot meals per day, accommodation free (limited) in 2-3 person bedroom, study materials and certificate of completion.

Place: The Kushi Institute of Europe, Amsterdam

Registration: your registration is final after receiving your registration form and the non refundable down payment of Euro 100.

Classes are English spoken

Note! These courses have limited space, so register early!


Do-In Early Morning Exercises
An energizing self massage based on specific shiatsu techniques. Start your day fresh, clear your mind and stimulate the flow of your energy! Wear light cotton clothing for easy movement.


Nordic Walking
This new activity is very fascinating; active walking with special poles for balance, using all your muscles and breathing fresh air. Before walking you will do some stretching exercises. Wear light clothes and good walking shoes, the poles will be available.

The Macrobiotic Kitchen
In the macrobiotic kitchen we use organic ingredients. These include whole grains, seasonal vegetables, beans and bean products (tofu, tempeh and natto), sea vegetables, seeds, nuts, seasonal fruits, fish, plant-based oils and various natural condiments. In these macrobiotic cooking classes and discussions you will learn to create tasty, healthy and balanced meals without using dairy, meat, cheese, eggs and refined sugar.


About our students
We invite students from all over the world to come and study. You will meet with very interesting people from many different backgrounds and countries. The age of our students ranges between 18 and 65. Because of the convenient location in the centre of Europe we have students from many different countries. Including Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the Far East and Africa.

The Kushi Institute
These courses will be held at the Kushi Institute of Europe, located in the center of Amsterdam. We have practical cooking classroom, a quiet Do-In and lecture room, a lunch-service restaurant, and our macrobiotic food shop (Deshima). The shop carries all the ingredients used in these courses, as well as fresh homemade products.


The Kushi Institute offers free accommodations in 2-3 person rooms (limited rooms available). We can also help to arrange other accommodations, such as staying with macrobiotic friends, or in a hotel in Amsterdam. Hereby an extra charge needs to be counted with.



The Art of Cooking School registration form 2014



For information in Dutch see: De Kunst van het Koken