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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

Espresso Cookies, YUM!

Dean and Leslie with espresso cookies

I love my job. I have the privilege of developing recipes with Deans Beans organic and fair trade cocoa and coffee. Here I am with Dean Cycon in my gourmet country kitchen in Western Mass after shooting the recipe video for these rich, fudge-like Espresso cookies. Continue reading

Sweet and Savory Roasted Vegetables

Super Sweet Roasted Vegetables


Sweet potatoes taste great roasted in combination with other root vegetables like beets, onions and parsnips. With savory spices like garlic and rosemary, it is a fine vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free side dish. And with sweet spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of coconut sugar and maple syrup, you’ve got a festive roasted sweet potatoes dish.  Serve these 2 Continue reading

Recipe Developer

_DSC6894-Leslie-2For 30 years, Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet, has worked with organic and natural food’s companies as well as individuals developing recipes that are delicious, nutritious, beautiful and photogenic.

Leslie has had the privilege of working the finest sustainable-sourced, organic, fair trade, ingredients mixing and matching them with organic, local, seasonal ingredients to create  luscious, healthy recipes with gorgeous photographs and instructional videos.

Leslie works with

Deans Beans
Equal Exchange
Green and Blacks
Coombs Vermont Gourmet
Lotus Foods
The Teff Company

Leslie can also create  organic, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes for new products. Perfect for Natural and Organic Food Companies, and individuals with special diets.

For 30 years, Leslie is much sought after by health professionals and private clients to coach and help them translate challenging dietary allergy issues into culinary success and meal satisfaction.

She is happy to develop recipes for you, your company or institution.

CALL 413.259.1695 or EMAIL leslie@lesliecerier.com

to discuss your recipe needs.