This week has been beyond exhausting. And I have a whole new appreciation for people who work in kitchens.
I’ve spent a good part of this month taking classes at the Natural Gourmet Institute. Last week was a Vegan Baking Intensive and this week is a Healthy Cooking Intensive. The classes are fun and informative but also incredibly tiring.
I’m on my feet reading recipes, learning new techniques, prepping and laying out my mise en place, and generally running around the cooking classroom. As fun as it’s been, I quickly learned on day 2 of Vegan Baking that being in a kitchen all day is killing my body. I woke up with a stiff and achy lower back, tight hips, neck pain, and general overall soreness.
Eventually, by the end of the Baking Intensive, I was hobbling down the subway stairs because my knees had decided they had had enough too.
So this week, I knew better. Cue, Yamuna Foot Wakers!