Thursday, June 5, 2014

Nutrisha Links Seasonal Produce and Healthy Eating at 'Periodic Table Summer Supper Club'

Posted By on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

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Trish Marzella Mathisen, a Nashville native and nutritionist started her business, Nutrisha, because she wanted encourage people to eat healthier the right way by using good, local ingredients. “Eating locally seems trendy right now, but the reality is that we lose vitamins and minerals with conventional food," she says. "Nutrition experts know that, but their priority in the clinical setting has to be nutrition therapy for disease, so I want to be a voice to assist the community in practical nutrition at home.”

Nutrisha evolved from its start as a blog to a meal-delivery and catering service, but Mathisen is working on moving back toward the writing and exploring of local farms, as well as — most importantly — leading by example. Mathisen is an advocate of CSAs and aims to show how beneficial it is to buy and eat real foods instead of all the overly processed foods in the grocery stores.

So aside from practicing what she preaches and documenting it online (as well as in an upcoming series of books for children), she offers a variety of private and public classes to highlight the seasons’ best produce. You can find her doing cooking demonstrations at Crieve Hall’s Farmin’ in the Hall farmers market as well as selling prepared foods at a variety of other community farmers markets and has plans for a Little Chef series co-hosted by her young son.

Mathisen also hosts a “seasonal supper club” called the Periodic Table. This pop-up restaurant’s purpose is to highlight seasonal produce (including meats, breads and cheeses as well as vegetables and fruits) and inspire guests to eat more seasonally and nutritiously at home by showing how easy and delicious it can be. The next Periodic Table event will be June 21 at 6 p.m. and will feature the produce of several different local farms including Green Door Gourmet, Noble Springs, Wedge Oak Farms, Oak Grove Farm, Twin Forks Farm and others. Tickets are $35 per person, $60 per couple, or $110 for a group of four, and vegetarian or vegan options are available; just specify dietary requirements at the time of ticket purchase. But hurry, those are early-bird prices that expire tomorrow, Friday, June 6, and there are only about 10 seats left.

Periodic Table Seasonal Supper Club by Nutrisha
Saturday, June 21
6 to 8 p.m.
The Juice Bar
128 Pewitt Drive, Brentwood
Tickets: $35 per person; $60 for two; $110 for four

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