Cooking with fat makes food delicious. Uniquely, our cultures often using fats and methods of cooking that make our food particularly tasty in a way that defines the cuisine. Buttermilk fried chicken, your grandmother’s pound cake that calls for two sticks of butter, the sheen of plantains perfectly fried - do we need to ditch these cultural and family staples in pursuit of good health?
In my latest Healthline article, I dive deep to answer this question and provide a method for you to prioritize your culture while still honoring a heart-healthy approach to cooking and eating. It’s easy for a health professional to say, “stop cooking with butter and use olive oil.” But it completely ignores the culture of culinary practices! Culture is a multi-faceted and complex element of our identity. In my practice, I believe there is a way to eat healthy and still honor culture, respect identity, and maintain flavorful food.
Learn more by reading my article posted on Healthline! I would love to hear your thoughts and field your questions. Feel free to leave a comment hear or message me via social media or email.