Hack Your Snacks
Slow Food Hong Kong
- Sat 27-11-2021 3:00 PM - 2 h
$150 (Including a 1-year Slow Food HK membership)
$100 (Slow Food Member)
Including one non-alcoholic beverage
How do you balance your goal of a healthier, more nutritious diet with your cravings for munchies and snacks? Try eating healthier snacks. Slow Food Hong Kong and the Fringe Club present an event that not only addresses this issue but also showcases two innovative Hong Kong-based experts who are making a difference with healthy, alternative snacks.
Headlining the fun and casual discussion are gourmet seed-cracker manufacturer Monica Bharwani of Divine Indulgence by Monica and artisan plant-based chef and “cheezanista” Amy Elkhoury of Nuteese.
Several years ago, both women started experimenting with food and cooking, because they wanted to make healthier choices for themselves and their families. Gradually, their efforts became a passion as interest in and demand for their homemade alternative treats grew organically, and each woman established a small business.
Launched only two years ago, Divine Indulgence by Monica started with Bharwani making healthy but tasty gourmet snacks for her children and friends. As interest grew, she wanted to share her love for baking with a healthy component by focusing on nut- and seed-based crackers and snacks.
Nuteese founder Amy Elkhoury is a plant-based chef who previously worked in multimedia and design. She started looking for more balance in her life by becoming a yoga teacher almost 20 years ago. After moving to Asia, she began studying with raw food and plant-based chef Matthew Kenney, and when she launched Nuteese in 2020 she was the only person in Hong Kong creating vegan cheese using activated nuts that are fermented, seasoned and aged.