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30 Oct

Cornucopia 2016: Guide to Healthy Eating & Wellness Events


Posted by: Nikkey Ward

Culinary Stage SeriesDARBY MAGILL PHOTOS

Given how important food is to our health and wellbeing there’s no wonder that recent years have seen a rise in conscious eating, with people choosing to create their meals from scratch, explore healthier alternatives, eat local and even grow their own food. If you feel the need to change your habits, or deepen your understanding of healthy eating, rest assured there’s plenty on the plate for you at Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial.

This year at the festival of food + drink there’s a multitude of events that focus on natural and healthy ways of consuming and making food, encouraging connection to the earth and highlighting the importance of wellness in all aspects. This isn’t just food, it’s community, creativity and a way to take action on important issues.

Nourish at Whistler Cornucopia

Ancient, delicious and fresh ideas are all on the cards at Nourish. Held as part of Cornucopia, this series of events and retreats aims to not only satisfy the tastebuds but invigorate mind, body and spirit.

Nourish Retreat
Book yourself in for a fully immersive experience at the Nourish Retreat, held the second weekend of the festival. Start each day with meditation and yoga, learn more about healing foods and healthy cooking at the Nourish Culinary stage then spend the afternoons connecting with the mountain landscape through foraging, spa visit, walks and more. Strength coaching sessions will open your mind to your possibilities and leave you refreshed, restored and ready to go.
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Morning Yoga PracticeLeft: DARBY MAGILL PHOTO   Right: MIKE CRANE PHOTO

Nourish Wellness Series
If you crave more from your food, the Nourish Series may have the answer for you. Held at the Culinary Stage, these workshops are a chance to learn more about ways of preparing healthy, energy-giving food in an interactive environment. Think seasonal and sustainable produce prepared by experts. We’ve included a small sample of the series events below – you can view the entire series here.

Nourish Series: Fuelling for Endurance Trail Run and Workshop
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Nourish Seminar: Master Gardening – Food Sustainability for the Here and Now
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Nourish Culinary Stage: Nose to Tail Techniques and Traditions
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Nourish Culinary Stage: Cooking in the Raw Workshop and Breakfast
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Nourish Seminar: 10 Happiness Habits
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Building Strong Bodies LunchDARBY MAGILL PHOTOS

Other Events

Tucked in among the rest of the Cornucopia schedule there are plenty of other events to hit up depending on your tastes – here are a few that might pique your interest:

Drink Seminar: Fort Berens: Pioneering for a New Millennium
Drink local and learn more about the terroir around Lillooet, one of BC’s emerging winegrowing regions just noth of Whistler.
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The Culinary Stage at Cornucopia: Wolfgang Sterr
Join Whistler Blackcomb’s vegetarian executive Chef Wolfgang Sterr to sample his bold flavours and learn more about cooking with plant based ingredients. Vegans welcome.
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Drink Seminar: Biodynamics: Wine Fad or Wine’s Future?
Learn more about biodynamic farming and winemaking and taste some of the wines being produced in this revolutionary manner.
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Drink Seminar: Natural Wine Curiosity
Characterised by earth-friendly and low interference winemaking methods, natural wines are an intriguing proposition. Learn more about the method and taste an exceptional line up of natural wines.
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Of course, a good night’s sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle so make sure you book Cornucopia accommodation so you can rest up. has packages and room only specials available for festival goers.


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