Cooking with Springtime Produce, Flowers & Herbs

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Wednesday, March 22 2023 9:00 AM 4:00 PM CST

Total Cost of Class $152 - Which includes $22 registration fee. You owe the $100 class fee and $30 materials fee to Susan at the beginning of class. Susan accepts cash, check or Paypal.

Taught by Susan Belsinger

This cooking class will feature some discussion and demo as well as lots of hands-on food prep using springtime bounty to create delectable recipes. We will prepare some of Susan’s favorite recipes from her new book The Perfect Bite using seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers.

Springtime offerings are fresh and exciting after heavy winter fare; we will be using new baby greens and herbs to make a sauce verte to serve with spring radishes and fennel while sipping on a seasonal spritzer; we will make homemade herb noodles, from scratch, served with fresh asparagus and mushrooms; use fresh arugula, spinach and foraged greens as a base for a spring salad with beets and feta; and last though not least, we’ll make a strawberry rhubarb compote and vanilla whipped cream to garnish lemon balm scones.

Susan is a “flavor junkie” and she will share her thoughts about how to achieve maximum flavor and how smell and taste work together. We will taste simple ingredients to experience sweet, salt, sour, bitter, umami and pungent. 

Bring an apron, kitchen knives (chef and paring), a wooden cutting board if you prefer one, and a to-go mug or drinking jar.

Admission: $22 registration fee to Ozark Folk Center upon signing up for class;

$100 fee for class due at start of class (cash or check please)

$30 non-refundable materials fee to be paid in advance when you sign up. (please send $30 materials fee to

Class minimum is 3 and maximum is 8. Preregistration is required at least two weeks before the beginning of class.

Looking for lodging? The Cabins at Dry Creek are located in the park just down the hill from your classroom. These comfortable climate-controlled duplex rooms are newly remodeled and offer a private bathroom, queen-sized beds, microwave and refrigerator. We offer discounts for students staying 3 or more nights. Call 870-269-3871 to book your room.