managed the Esalen kitchen for six years. He is a chef, restaurateur, consultant, and lecturer on vegetarian and living foods who has worked and taught in the US and throughout Europe for more than 30 years. Charlie wrote the Esalen Cookbook.
Would you like to reconnect with farmstead traditions and develop your ability to produce and prepare your own food? Cheese and bread making, beekeeping, food preservation, and small-scale animal husbandry all are appealing and relevant to those who thrive on food independence, artisan techniques, and self-sufficiency.