Nora Pouillon is a pioneer and champion of organic, environmentally conscious
cuisine. Born in Austria, Nora promotes and embodies healthy, sustainable
living. Her inspiration in the kitchen comes from her parents who understood the
value of simply prepared seasonal foods. When Nora came to the US, in the late
1960s She was disturbed by the amount of processed and chemical-laden foods
Americans were eating. That’s when Nora began her search for seasonal and
organic food and her crusade for healthier living.
Nora made a lifetime commitment to nutritionally wholesome food, balanced
eating and sustainable living that is based on the premise that you are what you
eat, drink and breathe, and that it is important to take responsibility for
one’s own health. Her approach also includes a daily exercise routine that
strengthens and focuses the body and mind.
Nora opened Restaurant Nora in 1979 and was immediately
recognized for her ability to create not only healthy but also delicous organic
dishes. In 1999, twenty years later, the restaurant became the nation's first
certified organic restaurant. Only three other restaurants have since achieved