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Fall & Holiday 2014 Will Be Our Final Season

After over twenty years of cooking in our quaint country cottage, surrounded by people who have become not only friends but a second family, the time has come for The Cooking Cottage to move on and transform.

As some of you may know, the land around the cottage is slated for development in the not-so-distant future, and this decision to close our doors has come from much heartfelt discussion and thought amongst all involved in The Cooking Cottage tradition. It’s not the end necessarily, but a new beginning as we work towards other things.

We want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us over the years. We’d never be where we are today without you. Two amazing women, my grandmother and my mother, Winnie & Peggi, started this business when I was five years old. Not only did they create a wonderful gathering place for food lovers (the best kind of people, don’t you think) to learn and share, but they inspired myself and my sisters to grow into the kind of women who embrace food, family, fun and travel with reckless abandon. It’s hard to argue that these aren’t the most important things in life. I’d like to extend the deepest, most heartfelt thank you to all of you who made it possible for us to grow up in such an incredible environment. You all mean so much to me and my family.

We have a great season coming up, full of current new classes as well as Cooking Cottage favorites. Peggi and Winnie, and of course Leigh, Susan, and myself, will be here teaching throughout the fall and holiday season. We hope to see you at the Cottage.

Yours Fondly,


  1. Barb Chaszczewicz says:

    My dgt and I are sorry to see the cooking cottage come to an end. Your classes and trips are something we did together. We have had a great time and learned a lot. We still use the recipes from your classes. We are happy to see you moving on and growing but we will definitely miss you.

  2. Katherine Oniskey says:

    What a bummer. We have so many wonderful memories, wrapped up in my mother’s love, spent at the cottage, on the bus, and in Manhattan. You will be missed. Let us know about your future adventures. Many recipes I received from you are still in rotation, and we owe our love of Hawaiian White Tuna to a story told by Winnie. Best of luck!

    • Katherine, your post warms my heart. And we are still doing bus trips – hope you can join us for a day in Manhattan sometime soon!

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