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Carrie Daschow, Owner, Atina Foods
Atina Foods adapts traditional Ayurvedic recipes to incorporate global and locally available produce for unusually delicious fermented and preserved condiments that help to balance health and life. Join Carrie Dashow as she creates a delectable frosting out of their INJI PULI (Ginger Tamarind Herbal Jam), a south India digestif, traditionally used for feasting!
Flavor and health, expertly preserved – Ayurvedic Condiments – made and adapted locally.
The vision at ATINA FOODS is to produce and share holistic food based on traditional knowledge systems using local produce when available. They follow the sacred wisdom of the ancients, that food is medicine and medicine is food.
Carrie and Suresh are the team that runs Atina Foods. They met in a cyclone and have been continuing the tradition ever since in their new found homeland of Upstate, New York. From their small property speckled with gardens and birds at the base of the Great wall of Manitou, otherwise known as the beginning of the Catskill Mountains, all watched over by ATINA, Corn Mother Goddess of the Mohicans. You can visit their property HOME STORE, check the website for hours.
With a background in performance, media and visual arts, Carrie has exhibited around the world, and taught arts and media to students of all ages, she continues to produce performance and participatory artworks, sometimes in the form of condiments!
You can listen to a recent interview about these intersections here on Speaking Broadly/ Heritage Radio.