Our Way of Eating

Preparation of meals is integral to a day in Ionia. The families consider cooking and eating to be as important as everything else. The heart of the meals is grain, surrounded by nourishing beans and fresh vegetables in varied styles changing with the seasons. From an early age, the little boys and girls begin to absorb the art and love of cooking by watching and helping their elders. Family and community life revolve around our home kitchens. Taking our diet seriously leads to everything else.

See  food everyday, everyday food for daily photos of some of our families’ meals as well as short Ionia cooking videos.