Transformative Experiences During Farm Stays

On a chilly Saturday night, right before Valentine’s Day, a culinary-loving Cleveland couple—David and Amanda— spent February 9th as chefs for the day at the Culinary Vegetable Institute, courtesy of a Christmas gift certificate. They described the experience as one...

What are Bitters, Exactly? Blends are Blooming in CVI

Little Bottles of Bitters are Big Behind Bars On a low shelf in the darkened CVI root cellar are rows of small glass bottles with handwritten labels containing liquids in red, amber, green, gold, umber, brown, orange. The tinctures are made from flowers, leaves,...

Taking a Deeper Dive at the Culinary Vegetable Institute

Is the Culinary Vegetable Institute a building? Or is it a destination? Is it just for chefs? Is it exclusive and private or can regular people go there, too? So, which is it? Yes. In fact, the Culinary Vegetable Institute is a beautiful building that is a destination...

Signature Cocktails are Ground-Breaking Plant-Based Beverages

From Garden to Glass, It’s all About the Fresh Veggies “Same old, same old” isn’t in Liz Studer’s vocabulary. For her, innovating and experimenting with plant-based beverages is all about finding what’s new and what’s next. One of Studer’s responsibilities as wine...