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​”​I’m offering people a recipe for inspiration.” ​​Leslie Cerier

Leslie Cerier is an international gourmet personal chef, educator, cookbook author and recipe developer. She specializes in vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free whole foods and organic cuisine.

Leslie lives in New England and runs a business that encompasses custom culinary work, food as medicine, cooking classes, and her own Gourmet Getaway in Western MA for private clients.

Leslie is a pioneer and national authority on gluten-free cooking and baking, the entire spectrum of whole grains, and cooking with wild foods. ​

By the ​end of this episode, you’ll be salivating and ready for ​some wonderful vegetarian food.

​During our conversation you’ll learn:

About ​Leslie’s journey ​to becoming an organic chef
​​Leslie’s favorite grains, her thoughts on seasonal ingredients and importance of cooking and eating in season
Ingredients Leslie always has on hand, and ​what she recommends to her students, her teaching style and typical approach to meal preparation
Leslie shares her typical sources of protein ​
​At last she talks about favorite tools used ​for cooking and some resources


Leslie’s website The Organic Gourmet​, ​The Organic Gourmet- Leslie Cerier Facebook page and her Instagram feed and Twitter account to follow

Check out Leslie’s article on how to grow your own herbs

Fresh basil in the organic garden

Top photo of Leslie in her country gourmet kitchen by Sarah Crosby

Photo of Leslie in the organic garden with basil by Tracey Eller

Thanks for listening. And if you would like to get in touch with Leslie, please email her

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