Cooking with Oldways

These virtual cooking demonstrations are designed to keep us connected and coming together. Hosted by Oldways in collaboration with Age-Friendly Boston and Friends of Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway



Cooking Demos & Instruction


Nutrition and Food Webinars & Online Courses

  • Wheat Sensitivities: Sorting Fact From Fiction Webinar
    Live event has passed—watch here!
    In this webinar, attendees will learn about the differences between ancient, heritage and modern wheats and how they may impact immunoreactive compounds. This session will also explore which processing methods show promise with regards to wheat sensitivities and provide tips for producing healthy whole grain foods that people of all backgrounds and health concerns can enjoy. 
  • Transforming Your Tastebuds: How to Make Whole Grains the Food You Crave Webinar
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     In this webinar, we’ll share evidence-based techniques for making picky eaters a thing of the past, with a focus on how to apply these lessons to increase whole grain consumption across all age groups.
  • Sourdough Bootcamp: How (and Why) to Create a Whole Grain Sourdough Starter… and What to Do with It
    June 30, 3 PM ET
    Whether you’ve been impacted by the shortage of yeast, or you find yourself spending more time at home and are interested in taking on some baking experiments, there has never been a better time to give sourdough baking a try.  In this presentation, Dr. Erin McKenney, teaching faculty and Academic Coordinator for the department of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University, will do a deep dive into the nutritional and microbial benefits of sourdough fermentation with a special focus on whole grains. Register here.

  • Grain Home School
    Wednesdays at 11 AM Live, or recorded on YouTube
    Bakers and grain experts share their wisdom related to growing, milling, and baking with grains. Watch here

  • Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science Online Course
    Begins April 9, self-paced
    This free course from Harvard University how everyday cooking and haute cuisine can illuminate basic principles in chemistry, physics, and engineering.

  • Child Nutrition & Cooking Online Course
    Begins April 6
    This free course from Stanford University teaches what constitutes a healthy duet for children and how to prepare simple, delicious food and easy home-cooked meals.

  • Stanford Introduction to Food and Health Online Course
    Begins April 6
    In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat.

  • Understanding How Cultural Diversity Influences Food Choices 
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    In this 20-minute webinar, Hartman Group CEO Laurie Demeritt will share key highlights from the Exploring the Diversity of American Foodways 2019 report. She will discuss key findings that build a more complete picture of what “American food” looks like now and will look like in the future by exploring the values, attitudes, and approaches to cooking, eating, and shopping behaviors of specific, typically underreported demographic groups.

  • LIVE Interviews and Talks with Food Tank
    Daily at 1 PM and 5 PM EST
    Food Tank broadcasts live discussions about with experts from across the food system daily on YouTube and their social media platforms, plus posts them to

Connect & Socialize

  • Build a Cheese Board for Dinner online social 
    Live event has passed
    Buy a local or artisan cheese, make yourself a cheese board, and then tune in on Facebook Live with fellow cheese lovers and supporters. 
  • Join Make Every Day Mediterranean, an online Facebook community
    Ask questions, share advice, and swap healthy, delicious recipes with other who are interested in the Mediterranean Diet.