Henry Ford Cooking for Diabetes demo features TV chef Curtis Aikens

Chef Curtis Aikens, TV personality and fresh produce advocate, will demonstrate Cooking for Diabetes November 16, at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Aikens will show how to make two low-carb dishes, using produce from Henry’s Market on Main, the hospital’s weekly indoor seasonal farmer’s market. Guests will learn how to make flavorful, diabetic-friendly meals by modifying ingredients and preparation. Samples of the dishes, and recipes, will be available.

“Diabetes can be controlled for many people with diet and exercise,” said Shiri Levy, MD, service chief, Endocrinology, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. “However, medication is often necessary. I’m a strong believer in preventive medicine, encouraging my patients to take control of their own health.”

Levy and a diabetes educator from Novo Nordisk will offer expert advice at the event.

Chef Aikens was one of the founding hosts of The Food Network, where he shared healthy recipes on “Food in a Flash,” “Pick of the Day” and “Meals without Meat.” Beginning as a celebrity chef on ABC’s “Home Show” and “Good Morning America,” he has been called “the greengrocer who can cook.” As a person with diabetes, Chef Aikens lives by the motto “practice makes permanent,” and encourages others to choose a lifestyle of eating healthy without sacrificing flavor.

Guests may visit Henry’s Market on Main, from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., before the free event in the Demonstration Kitchen. Space is limited, and registration is required. To learn more, or to register, call 248-325-3890, or write to dk@hfhs.org.

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is located at 6777 W. Maple Road, in West Bloomfield.

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