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ERIC LECHASSEUR has been working as a professional chef since 1985. He holds a professional Cooking Diploma from Quebec, Canada, has completed several additional training programs in France and Japan, and holds a certificate of recognition from the Kushi Institute International, which he received personally from Michio Kushi. As a private chef he cooked for many celebrities including Madonna, Tobey Maguire, Sting, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Keenan Ivory Wayans.
Eric began his macrobiotic journey in 1993 to help combat his wife Sanaes medical problems. From that point, his interest in macrobiotics grew, and Eric is now a sought-after chef specializing in macrobiotics and healthy, delicious and eye-catching cuisine. Eric has also succeeded in using his macrobiotic practices to cure his own crippling allergies.
He is the author of "love, eric," an internationally successful cookbook of gourmet vegan macrobiotic pastries. In collaboration with his wife Sanae Suzuki, he published his second cookbook, love, eric & sanae, featuring exquisite seasonal vegan macrobiotic cuisine. He has been featured in many prominent magazines such as Variety, Alternative Medicine, Venice, Los Angeles Times, as well as on radio and TV.
In Autumn 2008, Eric opened his long-awaited vegan organic macrobiotic cafe seed in Venice, California. Some of the creations for seed are the favorites of his celebrity clients.
SANAE SUZUKI is a Whole Health Macrobiotic Counselor, Flower Essences Practitioner, and Certified Therapeutic Massage Therapist for people and pets.
She is a long-time student of Michio Kushi, world leader of Macrobiotic education, and completed all Level IV training at the Kushi Institute in Becket, MA. She also holds a certificate of recognition from Kushi Institute International for macrobiotic teaching.
She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1993, which inspired her to learn about macrobiotics as a path to healing. Eight years later, she suffered a near fatal car accident in the Arizona desert. She was able to overcome both of these extreme life challenges through practicing and embracing the philosophy of macrobiotics.
It is her desire to help plant a seed of physical, intellectual, and spiritual happiness that will flourish within each person she meets.
Her new cookbook, love, sanae features vegan macrobiotic healing recipes and her journey of macrobiotics.