Culinary

Western Reserve Herb Society members love flavors and tastes of herbs. Many grow and use herbs in their cooking and find it quite exciting to learn more about herbs in the kitchen. The culinary group of the Western Reserve Herb Society meets monthly to learn more in depth about using herbs for flavor and cooking. Meetings are held at various locations including the Cleveland Botanical Garden, local businesses or members’ homes. The meetings feature speakers, demonstrations and discussions from experts in the community or our own members. The group also works on products to sell at our annual Herb Fair. These culinary creations are al-ways the most popular items at our fair.

The culinary group studies the Herb of the Year, most recently cilantro, peppers and hops. They have visited an organic farm, a maple sugar farm, and a hydroponic growing facility. They have tasted edible flowers and learned about mead and chocolate from local entrepreneurs. Culinary meetings are always exciting and an intensive learning experience. The culinary and horticulture groups frequently hold joint activities like a recent visit to a lavender farm.

Many meetings include member prepared lunches using the herbs and foods highlighted in the program. These intimate culinary meetings offer members and their guests a great opportunity to learn about culinary herbs while enjoying new friendships and experiences.
Questions: contact our Culinary Chair at: [email protected]

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