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Assistants: Laura Marsico and Joe Baum
Assistants: Joe, Georgette, Susan

When you take a class at Lenore’s, you will learn how to prepare all aspects of vegan cooking, fermented foods, conscious protein choices, and living foods. Recognize how foods affect your moods, appeal to the senses and how to use them to achieve greater balance.

We use only purified water and organic ingredients, mostly grown right outside our front door. We never use cane sugar, dairy, meat or chemicalized ingredients in our recipes. Ample tastings offered.

  • Taste high quality, healthy ingredients and find out where to get them.
  • Enjoy Lenore’s fun, conversational teaching style and her clear, step-by-step instruction.
  • Learn short cuts and countless “tricks of the trade”.
  • Treat yourself to exhaustively-researched kitchen tools, knives and cookware at the school store.
  • Discover how to organize your kitchen and appreciate how efficient your cooking will become.
  • Tour our demonstration organic vegetable garden and our sustainable and dramatic solar home See WNC Green Building Directory article.

what people are saying
about our classes

  • "You are a walking wealth of information on health and healing." ~ Betty J.
  • "Your enthusiasm was contagious!" ~ Pat R.
  • "I feel very motivated to take better care of myself and my family without being overwhelmed. Thank you." ~  Wendy W.
  • "Your recipes were delicious and easy to make - easier than I thought they would be. I will sign up for another class." ~ Helen B.
  • "Your genuine warmth and sincerity, and your love for what you do and for all of your students just makes you radiate!"  ~ Amy
  • "I am extremely happy to be around people involved in this way of life. I enjoyed learning, helping and cutting before classes."  ~ Rebecca R. 
  • "My food tastes better these days. My meals are more balanced." ~ Margaret B.

class time

Workshop: 10 - 11:30 or 12:00
Class: 10 am - 12:00 or 1:00

class fees

Workshop $20-25
Class $30-45
Check payable to Lenore's Natural Cuisine


Enrollment is limited to 12, so register early!

(828) 645-1412

postal address and send registration to:
Lenore Baum
164 Ox Creek Rd.
Weaverville, NC 28787


directions to Lenore's Natural Cuisine

cancellation policy

Please notify us before class if you will not be able to attend. There are several options in case of cancellation:

  • We will send you the recipes for the cancelled class.
  • You can send a substitute in your place.
  • Class fees are fully transferable to another class up to one week prior to class.
  • Class fees are refundable up to one week prior to class, less a cancellation fee of $10 for a class or $5 for a $20 workshop. (We will send you the class recipes.)
  • If we cancel the class or workshop, we will refund your payment to you.

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Current 2019 Class Schedule


Saturday, December 7 10-11:30 "Making Elderberry Syrup & Heart-Supportive Hawthorn-Infused Vinegar" - $20 Elderberry Syrup is a powerful immune-supportive herbal remedy.

  • Prevents and stops colds and flus in their tracks!
  • Easy to make using optimal preparation tips
  • Delicious
  • 10 times less expensive than store purchased

Hawthorn-Infused Vinegar is a tasty way to protect your heart and dress your salad.

2020 Classes


Saturday, February 1 10-1 "Chocolate Fantasy Desserts" - $45 Gluten-free, refined sugar-free desserts around the holidays are rare. Your yummy desserts made with healthy ingredients will be the talk of the party!

  • Chocolate truffles with Variations
  • Lenore's Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
  • Easy Mayan Chocolate Pyramids
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Discussion of Healthy Sweetener Alternatives

Sauerkraut in jars with crock

Spring 2020 10-11:30 am "Naturally-Fermented Sauerkraut Workshop" - $20 All thriving, traditional cultures eat fermented foods. Do you? Learn the art of making your own lively, tangy and delicious sauerkraut in this hands-on workshop. Discover the many great health benefits of fermented foods!

Add-On Module Spring 2020 11:30 - 12 noon "Fermented Beet Kvass Drink" - $10 Effervescent Beet Kvass is an invigorating fermented beverage with no added sugar! You will love this flavorful, rejuvenating and healthier alternative to kombucha.

Seating is limited so check to see if there is room and register early!


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