Is more than just a trend, it’s a lifestyle. It involves a deep understanding of the relationship between food and the body, and how food can be used to support health and healing.
Holistic cuisine is more than just a trend, it’s a lifestyle. It involves a deep understanding of the relationship between food and the body, and how food can be used to support health and healing. Instead of simply satisfying hunger or cravings, holistic cuisine is about choosing foods that are nourishing and healing. Rogelio Gorozpe, the executive chef at AZULIK, believes in the importance of sustainable ingredients and cooking techniques that preserve the nutritional value of foods while enhancing their natural flavors.
When it comes to choosing ingredients, holistic cuisine emphasizes the importance of fresh, locally sourced ingredients that are free from additives and rich in nutrients. For example, when preparing a fish dish, the fish chosen would be bred in a non-polluted environment, on a sustainable organic farm. Every little detail matters, because each one can benefit or harm our health. By paying attention to the ingredients and the way they are prepared, we can achieve delicious, nutritious, and healthy dishes that also have a minimum impact on the environment.
But holistic cuisine doesn’t end with the food itself. At AZULIK, the chef collaborates with a variety of artists and experts to deliver a multi-layered experience. For example, tableware is handcrafted by a ceramic artist or designed by an architect. By doing so, they create an immersive experience that celebrates the roots of the food they prepare, preserving the heritage of native communities, and introducing their knowledge to current generations.