Liz is an entertaining communicator whose warm, relaxed approach tofood and cooking resonates with her students. With stories and
instruction Liz shares her experiences as a working chef to demystify
the cooking process for her students. She is a firm believer that any
home cook can prepare fresh, flavorful meals with confidence
if taught just a few basic but important skills.
Liz built her cooking career in a variety of Boston's catering and restaurant settings. After starting her family, she reentered the food world as a cooking instructor with Liz Barbour's Creative Feast. Her recipes and teaching style connected with her community, and Liz soon had a large following of loyal students. She is a regular guest on New Hampshire’s WMUR Cook’s Corner and her cooking demonstrations and recipes are featured in various publications including Where Women Cook, New Hampshire Magazine, the Nashua Telegraph, and The Hippo Press.
Liz is an avid home gardener and often uses her own fresh herbs and edible flowers in her cooking demonstrations and features photographs of her cottage-style garden in many of her programs. Her gardens have been featured in New Hampshire Magazine, New Hampshire Home, New Hampshire Chronicle and Colorado Home.
With the popularity of her cooking classes, Liz was inspired to write her first cookbook Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers (Liz Barbour's, Creative Feast 2017). Her book is full of gorgeous photographs and contains over 60 of Liz’s favorite flavor-inspired recipes using herbs and edible flowers. Each easy-to-use recipe offers simple variations and step-by-step instructions to help create two or three different Beautifully Delicious meals.
My friends tell me I have the best job in the world, and it's hard to argue. As a cooking instructor I get to do what I love everyday. I've spent the last twelve-plus years teaching cooks of all abilites how to prepare flavorful food with a focus on healthy ingredients, basic cooking techniques, and knife skills. Every class is fun for me and for my students.
When I'm not cooking in front of an audience I'm cooking at home. I have a garden that bursts at the seams with herbs, edible flowers, and vegetables. Its beauty and abundance inspires me to create recipes for my classes that incorporate flavor, texture, and color.
Are you a new cook?
If you are new to cooking I'll take you step-by-step through recipes to build your confidence in the kitchen and inspire you to cook more at home.
Are you trying to improve your diet?
All of my programs focus on the premise that we are healthier when we cook at home. Every program is designed to teach you important cooking skills and to inspire you to cook at home whenever possible.
Are you a foodie?
If you are passionate about ingredients I'll teach you how to select quality ingredients and combine them to create amazing dishes that you can recreate at home for friends and family. - Liz