Sheri DeMaris is a macrobiotic teacher and cookbook author who has taught at restaurants and cooking schools throughout the United States and Europe. She has consulted with chefs at top-rated restaurants, including the Ritz Carlton and the Williamsburg Inn. Additionally, Sheri has shared her knowledge with medical professionals at cutting-edge medical/health programs including the University of California San Diego School of Integrative Medicine and Hahnemann University.
Sheri is a Level 4 graduate of the Kushi Institute. She is the author of the book Macro Magic for Kids and Parents. Sheri is also the host, director, and producer of an alternative-health cooking show for television, Macro Magic, and the cooking pilot, Macro for Mainstream. In addition, she has created numerous cooking videos for children. Recently, she produced a documentary film called The Spirit of Rice.
Sheri holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and has completed post-graduate studies in counseling from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. Presently, Sheri is a consultant for the Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise where she is responsible for soliciting the best quality food and home health products from natural food companies.
March 2023 Cruise Classes:
The Energetic Healing Properties of Food
“Make your kitchen your true medicine cabinet”
When choosing the food we eat, it is increasingly important to consider the nutritional aspects of ingredients. In the study of macrobiotics, we take this one step further and consider the energetic quality of foods. Harmonizing with the natural environment is an important aspect of the study of macrobiotics, including food selection and cooking.
In this presentation, Sheri will walk you through a system to classify foods effortlessly. Afterwards, she will help you understand what healing properties exist in certain foods and how you can seamlessly prepare dishes from them for simple remedies.
Movie: The Spirit of Rice Documentary Film, moderated by Sheri DeMaris
The first preview of The Spirit of Rice documentary will be on board the Holistic Holiday at Sea 2023 sailing. The documentary follows rice grower, Christian Elwell, over a year through the seven stages of rice, from seed selection to planting, harvesting, and natural processing. Christian, cofounder of South River Miso Company, has been growing paddy and dryland rice for over thirty years in the Northeast, where conventional wisdom said rice could not grow. He has developed a spiritual relationship with the plant, as well as the soil, water, and other elements.
The film also includes interviews with Doctors Neal Barnard and Colin Campbell, along with other environmental experts. Our hope is that the film will inspire children and adults to eat in a healthier direction and grow rice in apartment window boxes, backyard plots, and community gardens, thereby reducing climate change. The documentary is being funded by individual and corporate donations, including Eden Foods.