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10 Best Cooking Classes in Massachusetts

At Esalen, Leslie Stirs chopped fresh herbs into a salad

By Kimberly Ripley; July 20, 2017 ;”Best Things Massachusetts”

Sometimes we all need a bit of help in the kitchen. Not everyone learned the basics of cooking as a child. Even those who did often want to increase their skills, learn to cook healthier, or add ethnic dishes to their cooking repertoire. That’s where cooking lessons come into play. They’re fun. They’re educational. And they result in new, amazing dishes to enjoy!

Leslie Cerier is best known as “the Organic Gourmet, Amherst, MA ” and her vegetarian cooking classes are second to none. The internationally recognized vegetarian chef, author and recipe developer teaches private classes and workshops, too. All of her lessons are vegetarian based and concentrate on local, fresh foods for truly healthful eating. Continue reading

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Resources for celiac disease

Toast-It-Bags allow gluten-free breads to be toasted without the chance of being contaminated by other wheat products. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times / March 18, 2013) Continue reading

Going gluten-free more common, but not necessarily easier

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times

May 18, 2013

Diagnosis of celiac disease and other conditions has more people cutting wheat from their diets. Others join in for self-diagnosed benefits. More products are available, but there are still struggles to maintain a strict diet. Continue reading

Honey Hazelnut Treats on TV

Looking for a delicious gluten-free dessert? Leslie Cerier joined us in the Mass Appeal TV kitchen to show us how to make a diabetic friendly dessert, honey hazelnut treats. Everyone will love it!

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