2015 HAPPENING LIST WINNER: Food & Drink: Brunch
Nutritionist, vegan chef and certified yoga teacher Wendy Landiak is known for using local, organic and vegan ingredients and creating delicious meals that are good for you, the community and our environment. This has been Chef Wendy’s life and passion for over 20 years, and she continues to inspire and teach the message of organic living and eating through many avenues. Her supper club, The Honey Underground (named after…the carrot!), has become a much loved, weekly event in Hereford, Pennsylvania. She’s a familiar face at farmer’s markets and festivals in Lehigh Valley, and delivers freshly prepared meals, smoothies and hummus to homes and health food stores in the area.
Chef Wendy has traveled the world to bring the taste of the exotic to your doorstep. Unique combinations of spices are her signature. Chef Wendy has cooked for leaders, artists, entertainers and food connoisseurs. Cooking for Deepak Chopra in the 90’s was her first introduction to Ayurveda cuisine and since then has traveled to India, became a member of AAPNA and has conducted seminars on the combination of raw and Ayurveda cuisine to packed houses.
Some things they bring to the table are foreign and exotic. Some things are domestic and common. But it is in the combination of both, the fusion, that we are allowing our full expression of the art of cooking. This expression is not contained solely in our ingredients but also in their smiles and hearts. They, as a green world cafe, look to establish a common link between all facets of life. Through the multi-ethnic music, decor and menu they provide space for a fulfilling human experience.
The food is based mainly on Asian traditions. This may include, Ayurveda, Zen Theory, Macrobiotics or otherwise. This traditional knowledge dates back to about 5,000 B.C. or earlier. Also, contemporary diets such as raw, gluten-free and body ecology are respected and offered.
All of what they offer – Indian, Burmese, Japanese, Indonesian, Mexican, Italian, i.e. – is all organic. This ensures the integrity of the foods upon which their inspiration is founded.