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WIN009 – Vegetarian cooking from the heart with Leslie Cerier

​"​I'm offering people a recipe for inspiration." ​​Leslie Cerier

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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, and her own organic B&B  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. ​ She teaches private and group classes.

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

​During our conversation you'll learn:

  1. about ​Leslie's journey ​to becoming an organic chef
  2. ​​Leslie's favorite grains, her thoughts on seasonal ingredients as well as the importance of cooking and eating in season
  3. ingredients Leslie always has on hand, and ​what she recommends to her students, her teaching style and typical approach to meal preparation
  4. Leslie's typical sources of protein ​
  5. ​​about Leslie's favorite tools used ​for cooking and some resources

Resources:

http://www.lesliecerier.com/media/articles/grow-your-own-herbs/
http://www.fungi.com/about-paul-stamets.html

​Books​:

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About the Author Lana Camiel

I'm a college professor, drug information pharmacist and herbalist. I teach young professionals and students how to be less stressed and more focused with the right herbs and food.

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