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December 2014

Learn the secrets of preparing and enjoying deliciously healthy cuisine and take the Lake Austin Spa Resort experience with you. Join us December 15-21, 2014.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Cooking Session With Special Guest Chef: Ellise Pierce, The Cowgirl Chef
Ellise Pierce’s blog,, has been a hit with Americans and Parisians alike, as her “Tex-French” fusion cuisine has made a splash on both sides of the Atlantic. She also writes the Cowgirl Chef column, which runs in the Fort Worth Star Telegram and is distributed to more than 300 U.S. newspapers, and has also written for Newsweek, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and Saveur. She lives in Paris, and makes frequent trips back home to Dallas.

Thursday, December 18 and Friday, December 19, 2014
Vegetarian Dinner Parties
With Special Guest Chefs: Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough

Bruce and Mark are the most published (and most entertaining) food writing team in North America and authors of 21 Award-Winning Cookbooks.

In September 2014 they will publish The Vegetarian Dinner Party – 150 meatless dishes good enough for company.

In March 2015 look for their book The Great American Pressure Cooker Book with 500 recipes that work for stove top and electric models.

Bruce and Mark are also featured monthly columnists on (“Sundays In The Kitchen With Bruce and Mark”) and are regular contributors to Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, and many more national publications.

They find their peace on 10 acres in rural Litchfield County, CT along with some local moose and Collie named Dreydl.