Chef Leah Sarris leads a knife skills instruction at an event at the Goldring Center hosted for licensee schools and organizations across the country

Chef Leah Sarris leads a knife skills instruction at an event at the Goldring Center hosted for licensee schools and organizations across the country.

Med school begins teaching doctors culinary medicine

Tulane’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine is teaching doctors the importance of a healthy diet and culinary skills to help them better serve their patients.

About six and a half years ago, the dean of Tulane University School of Medicine came to Dr. Timothy Harlan with an idea. He wanted to teach medical students how to cook.

At the time, no medical school in the country was incorporating culinary teaching into med students' studies. But to Dr. Harlan, who is know as Dr. Gourmet, thanks to his website with that name and his books on healthy eating, the connection between culinarily capable doctors and healthy patients was clear.

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