Lia Huber had an auspicious start to her food career when she won a gold medal in a beanstalk growing contest at her kindergarten. But it wasn't for another two and a half decades, when she moved from New York to San Francisco in 1997, that she cultivated food into a full-time pursuit. Since then, Lia's articles and recipes have appeared in national magazines including Cooking Light, Prevention, Body + Soul, Health, Natural Health, Hemispheres and Fitness. She appears frequently on ABC-TV and has been featured on CNN.com, MSNBC.com and WebMD. Lia also speaks and teaches on nourishing body and soul through food.
In November of 2009, Lia launched the Nourish Network website with bite-sized bits of rich content (articles, videos and photographed recipes) on sound nutrition, "eco-clean" eating and being mindful around meals. The companion small-group coaching program, called My Nourish Mentor, began in March, 2010. On the surface, Lia's goal is to help people maintain a healthy body, a comfortable weight and an eco-clean conscience while getting more pleasure from food. On a deeper level, it's about helping people feel fulfilled, content and connected with every meal, every bite.
In addition to her other pursuits, Lia continues to help food and wine companies find their voices as a branding and messaging consultant. She is also Vice Chair of the Food Writers, Editors and Publishers section of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and on the Board of Slow Food Sonoma County. Lia received an MBA from University of Florida, a BA in Communication with a minor in French from Tulane University, and has studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Culinary Institute of America Greystone in Napa Valley. She recently finished writing her first novel, "I Land Home," a culinary odyssey that takes readers from an island in Greece to both coasts of America. Lia lived in New York, New Orleans, Paris, Greece, Costa Rica and San Francisco before putting down roots in Healdsburg with her husband, Christopher, and daughter, Noemi.
Lia offers three hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. These activities take place at La Cocina Que Canta. You also will have the opportunity to harvest produce you use from our organic garden, Tres Estrellas. Transportation will be provided.