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Friday – Sunday, Hands On Vegetarian Farm to Table Cooking Class June 29-July 1; Shutesbury, MA

A pinch of this, a sprinkle of that—the right herbs and spices enhance the flavor of any dish. This fun and informative garden to table hands-on vegetarian cooking class is designed for both novice and seasoned cooks. Gourmet organic chef, teacher, and cookbook author Leslie Cerier shows you how to use herbs and spices to make delicious, healthy, globally inspired dishes, from appetizers to desserts. We take our inspiration from the bounty of Leslie’s organic garden, as we pick herbs, vegetables and edible flowers to prepare our lunch and dinner Saturday.
Come learn how to
• Stock a cornucopia of fresh and dried herbs and spices
• Create international dishes, exploring which herb and spice combinations make foods Indian, Mediterranean, French, African, Asian, Mexican, and more
• Use herbs as garnishes
• Cook beans and grains from scratch with herbs and spices
• Correct dishes that are too spicy, sour, bitter, or bland
• Make your own herbal vinegar, flavored oils, and dressings.
This workshop is guaranteed to expand your creativity in the kitchen and nurture a luscious lifestyle.

8 for Registered Dietitians (RD) Nurses, Food Service and other health professionals

Organic Garden fresh Salad with Herbs and Avocado Dressing


Friday June 29; 7:30-9PM Welcome, Introductions, organic herb infused water and teas offered and Leslie will demo and make a dish

Saturday June 30: 11AM-2PM, Hands on Cooking Class to make our lunch as well as time in Leslie’s garden to pick fresh herbs for the meal

Saturday 5PM-8PM, Hands on Cooking Class to make our dinner as well as time in Leslie’s garden to pick fresh herbs for the meal

Sunday July 1st: 10:30AM-Noon: Make Leslie famous truffles with spices, Q&A, wrap up and discussion

Menu for lunch and dinner based on the local organic harvest. Please let Leslie know about any food allergies. Meals will be gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian

Fee is $225, if paid in full by June 15, or $250 money received between June 16-29, if there is room

Please Email Leslie for more Information and to Register:

To register, please make your check out to Leslie Cerier and mail to
Leslie Cerier, 58 Schoolhouse Road, Amherst, MA 01002

Be sure to include your name, and names of others you are registering along with your email(s)
and phone # (s). Directions to the class will be emailed to you upon receipt of your check.

Or, you may pay with paypal: Please go to
Click on tools and then choose send money
Choose Send money to friends and family
Write in my email address:

And then the next window will ask you to type in the amount $225 or $250

When you choose send money to friends and family, Leslie will not be charged a fee when you send money from your paypal account.

Thanks very much!

Also, room for one person to do work exchange with a reduced fee.

Please Email Leslie for more Information and to Register:

Need accommodations? Please click here and consider staying at Leslie’s organic B&B

Photos by Tracey Eller

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