Perfect Health Retreat serves “ancestral gourmet” cuisine that is 100% Perfect Health Diet compliant.
Our innate taste preferences evolved to make us healthy in our ancestral environment. When we combine ancestral foods – natural, whole foods of the sort available in the Paleolithic – in the most delicious meals, we optimize our health. Ancestral gourmet cuisine will help the overweight lose weight, the underweight gain weight, athletes improve fitness, the elderly stave off physical and cognitive decline, and the sick heal.
Food at the Perfect Health Retreat begins with the most healthful organic, pastured, and wild-caught ingredients available. Our beef, lamb, and pork come from Hilltop Angus Farm; other foods are obtained from farmers and fishers who maintain the highest standards.
The menu plan is designed by Shou-Ching Jaminet to consist of gourmet meals that can be prepared at home in 30 minutes or less. You’ll be astonished at how easy it is, with proper preparation, to create delicious Perfect Health Diet meals for a family or even just for a single person.
All meals are preceded by a cooking class in which you can participate in meal production. If you like to “learn by doing,” this is an opportunity to learn from experienced Perfect Health Diet chefs.
Cooking classes are led by Shou-Ching Jaminet, Whitney Ross Gray, Chef Chris Gates, and occasional special guest chef Russ Crandall. See the Our Team page for biographies of our hosts.
What is the food like? The menu plan varies from retreat to retreat, but here are examples you can expect to see.
|Tom Kha Shrimp and Scallop (Thai Soup)|
|Rack of Lamb|
|Leg of Lamb with Cinnamon-Thyme-Fennel Rub|
|Shou-Ching’s Mom’s Kimchi|
|Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)|
|Dong Po’s Pork|
|Ris a la Mande|