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Spice It Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices

A pinch of this, a sprinkle of that—the right herbs and spices enhance the flavor of any dish. This fun and informative 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. You 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 vinegars, flavored oils, and dressings.


Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
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Program Theme
Cooking and Nutrition


Leslie Cerier, “the organic gourmet,” is an internationally recognized farm-to-table chef, recipe developer, author of six cookbooks, and educator. She...

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