Chef Ryan Tateishi Recipes and Tips
Ryan Tateishi is a Chef Instructor in Seattle. He volunteers in the kitchen at Farestart, a job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. He is also a tour guide for the Pike Place Market School Program. Ryan is an active member of the Seattle chapter of Chefs Collaborative, a nationwide network dedicated to fostering a more sustainable food supply. He served as a contributing columnist for Arizona Food & Life.
He earned his B.S. Degree in Environmental Science from Oregon State University and A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from Western Culinary Institute.
Sample recipes by Ryan can be found among Asian Specialty Recipes inHealth Power’s Food and Fitness Channel.
Chef Ryan Cooking and Eating Quick Tips
Health Power: What recipe changes do you recommend for someone who is trying to cook healthier?
Chef Ryan: I would recommend using: whole or minimally processed refined grains. For example, when baking, use whole wheat flour instead of white flour, because white flour has lost valuable nutrients through processing.
Health Power: How important is using fresh fruits and vegetables in eating healthy?
Chef Ryan: Fruits and vegetables are the main sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, and fiber. Furthermore, using fresh fruits and vegetables is ideal because processed versions contain additives.
Health Power: What are good ways to reduce salt and fat in recipes?
Note: Interview by Andrea King Collier, Health Power Editor on Nutrition.