Food as Medicine 药食同源
is an important concept in Chinese Medicine that makes use of medicinal properties of food for health preservation. While some herbs are for treating illnesses, there are many herbs that can be taken as food or vice versa to treat ailments, maintain health and prevent diseases.
Though the notion is still passed down to most families today, the knowledge of herbs and diet therapy becomes incomplete or peppered with myths over time. Herbal cuisine is perceived to be old, boring, bitter or even bland. The TCM Chef shows how food is medicine and brings healing herbal food in creative contemporary ways for the modern people. Discover how food can be your medicine with The TCM Chef by dining or joining a cooking class with us: