It was a teenage summer in Italy that awakened Nancy to the delight and power of food. As a journalist some twenty years later she attended cooking schools in Sicily, Tuscany and Lombardy, learning to cook from top Italian chefs. On returning to the States and adopting a macrobiotic diet and approach to food and eating, Nancy’s life was transformed by the birth of her two daughters. Now a certified macrobiotic counselor, she crafts innovative, integrative food awareness education and cooking programs for children and adults. The kitchen is her happy place, and teaching is her happy state.
Born and raised in Jerusalem to a family with Jewish-Moroccan and European roots, early on Noa was introduced to a unique mix of culinary traditions. In a house that was always filled with close family and friends, Noa learned high-end home cooking, and at the age of thirteen became a sous-chef for a boutique catering company. A daughter of educators, her passion for education led her to work with kids as a private tutor and a caretaker. Currently living in Israel, Noa is excited to combine these interests and share her love for food with kids!