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Chef Yadi Garcia visits Oko Farms in Brooklyn to learn about aquaponics and hydroponics before heading into the kitchen to make sweet plantain dumplings in salted fish sauce.
About the show
Certified natural foods chef Yadi Garcia explores a natural approach to hearty, traditional cuisines, sharing accessible ways to maximize flavors, substitute cooking methods and brighten plates with good ingredients.
Yadira Garcia is a proud Dominicana, a professional trained natural-foods chef and certified Integrative Health Coach who grew up in the South Bronx of New York City. She is now leveraging her experience as a community activist, educator, and Chef under the platform she created- Happy Healthy Latina. It helps to address environmental justice by repairing local food systems, nutrition education & health inequities in NYC, especially in underrepresented and underserved neighborhoods. Happy Healthy Latina works with several City agencies, Community Based Organizations, Bronx/NYC Urban Farms, and private clients as a heritage-based and relevant nutrition education/ Urban farming workshop curriculum creator & facilitator.