Posts Tagged ‘Bill Tara’

How do we relate to change?

Posted in writings on January 5th, 2012 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

An insight into the Macrobiotic philosophy provided by Bill Tara. To follow are a few snippets, but the whole video is worth a watch. ‘If we are part of nature, and want to create a human ecology which really works, how do we create a diet which will feed everyone on the planet?’ To close, Bill offers a taste of the vision behind Macrobiotics. ‘Macrobiotics is a conversation which looks at our relationship with the world that we live in. How we can become healthy, and how we can become a creative part of this world, so that we all move forward together. That’s an important part of the Macrobiotic dream, and the Macrobiotic vision.’

Life vs Cheese

Posted in reviews on September 15th, 2011 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

An insightful talk by Macrobiotic pioneer Bill Tara. It starts with Bill recalling an encounter with ‘the Cheeseman’ whose immortal words ‘I’d rather die than give up cheese,’ helps to introduce an examination about our emotional relationship with food.

Pieman Dave

Posted in concord institute, courses on December 11th, 2010 by Kevin – Be the first to comment


A batch of pies prepared for the afternoon dessert for participants in Bill Tara’s ‘The Curious Case of Macrobiotics‘ workshop at the Concord Institute. Created by ‘Pieman’ David Rosberg, these pies follow the non-refined sugar approach, without any compromise in sweetness and flavour.

Mutsuko’s Sunday lunch

Posted in concord institute, courses, meals on December 6th, 2010 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

The meal plan for the lunch for day two of ‘The Curious Case of Macrobiotics‘ workshop with Bill Tara at the Concord Institute, created by Mutsuko Johnson.

Home made Udon noodles from a simple dough of flour and water.

A Zen temple style platter of Handrolled Sushi, Tempura Tofu ‘Sandwich’ with Blanched Squash, Arame with Red Onion on a Blanched Cabbage Leaf, Blanched Broccoli and Winter Greens with a Tahini, Lemon & Orange Marmalade dressing.

The full lunch, rounded off with a simple, wholesome Miso soup.

Mutsuko’s meal plan

Posted in concord institute, courses on December 5th, 2010 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

Mutsuko Johnson’s plan for Saturday lunch during Bill Tara’s ‘Curious Case of Macrobiotics‘ workshop at the Concord Institute. A Nabe soup, accompanied by a plate with Aduki & Rice Croquette, Tempeh wrapped in blanched Winter Greens with Orange garnish, Turnip pickle, and a Lambs Lettuce salad with a light Lemon & Shoyu dressing.

The Curious Case of Macrobiotics

Posted in concord institute, courses, writings on November 23rd, 2010 by Kevin – Be the first to comment

The notorious ‘M’ word remains contentious and confusing. For myself, as well as others I speak to. What does it really mean? It’s helpful to return to its original meaning, being ‘big’ or ‘whole’ life, but there is an opportunity to explore the principles of Macrobiotics and demystify the word in a weekend seminar hosted by Bill Tara. Bill is the founder of the Community Health Foundation in London here in 1976, whose current incarnation is the Concord Institute. He is an active advocate for natural health care and has over 40 years experience as a health counsellor, teacher, author, entrepreneur and creator of health education centres in Europe and North America. The weekend course takes place on December 4 & 5. Details about the course are available on the Concord Institute website. Check out more about Bill Tara on his website. Here is a Youtube clip with Bill addressing Barack Obama about unspoken issues around national health care, equally relevant to what is going on here in the UK at present, where food industry giants are consulted to develop policy on health and nutrition. See recent Guardian article.