27 Sep Food Network star tells Sykesville: Cook with love, do what you can with what you have
“A crowd of about 50 residents from the surrounding Sykesville area, Carroll, Howard and Baltimore counties came out to Integrace Copper Ridge to hear Food Network star Madison Cowan talk about the ‘Mind Diet.’
“Cowan, who has roots in London, Jamaica and Detroit, was the first-ever Grand Champion of Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ television show and co-star in BBC America’s travel series ‘No Kitchen Required.’ But more than that, he is recognized at Copper Ridge as the 2018 recipient of the Integrace Institute’s Proxmire Award for his work on Alzheimer’s awareness and proactive attitude toward cognitive health.
“’As a global advocate I use my platform to promote living well, what is called the Mind Diet and also the Mediterranean Diet,’ he said.
The former piggybacks off of the latter, he said, as they both emphasize olive oil, fresh citrus and herbs, poultry, and fish.
“’I want you to remove the term ‘diet’ from your mind because that can put people off,’ said Cowan. ‘People are intimidated, feel like they can’t eat.
“’I say to be mindful to live and eat well,’ he said.”
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