Host Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian,  chats with Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet, who specializes in whole foods and organic cuisine. We’ll talk about how to energize ourselves by eating local foods. This time of year farm markets are plentiful, so we'll focus on eating fresh, local fare. Music today fromm John Gatti. Leslie Cerier is a chef, author, environmentalist, educator and photographer. She specializes in local, seasonal, whole foods and organic cuisine that are not just good for you, but pleasurable and delicious. Cerier is a pioneer and national authority on gluten-free cooking and baking. Leslie teaches exciting “hands-on” vegetarian cooking classes in some of the most prestigious centers of holistic evolution and organic lifestyle and many classes offer Continuing Education Credits for Dieticians and Athletic Trainers. Leslie’s cookbooks and creative approach to culinary nutrition blends delicious whole foods that nurture your health and vitality, enhance the immune system, keeps your bones strong, rejuvenates your senses, and helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle, while lessening your carbon footprint. Leslie is the author of five cookbooks including: Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook, A Seasonal Vegetarian Cookbook (New Harbinger Publications Inc. 2010); Going Wild in the Kitchen (Square One Publishers, 2005), among others. Please visit: