Culinary Group

All Austin Herb Society members are welcome to attend. Meetings are for AHS members only.

Formed in 2004 by longtime members Betty Williamson and Sara Holland, the AHS Culinary Group offers a fun, informal opportunity to exchange information on using herbs in everyday cooking. With a host of impressive cooks and well-tuned appetites, the Culinary Group allows members to share ideas and experiences as well as experiment with new herbs in new ways.

2018-2019 Culinary Calendar*

Meetings are held at 11 a.m. the third Friday of most months at the American Botanical Council, 6200 Manor Rd. unless otherwise noted.
* No meetings in December, June, July or August

AHS Culinary Group (open to members only)

September 21, 2018

Scrumptious seeds.
Member potluck with recipes using seeds.

October 19, 2018
Cooking demo meal using root, leaves,
seeds and pollen of one single herb plant.
You'll have to come to find out which one!

November 16, 2018
South Asian cuisine restaurant outing
Ginger, turmeric, coriander, fenugreek, cilantro etc.
LOCATION: Bombay Bistro
10710 Research Blvd Austin, Texas 78759

January 18, 2019
Roots and Rhizomes. Sara Holland speaker
Member potluck using these underground plant parts.

February 15, 2019
Mongolian Hot Pot restaurant outing.
Cook your food at table in aromatic broth with
goji berries, jujubes, black cardamom pods,
ginseng and herbs.
LOCATION: Little Sheep Hot Pot
2400 Seton Ave, Austin TX 78705

March 15, 2019
Greek Family Recipes. Karen Kalergis demonstrates
Her grandfather helped write the Greek constitution!
Held at a member's home kitchen.

April 19, 2019

Leaves and Petals.
Member potluck using herb aerial parts - leaves, stems, flowers.

May 17, 2019
Cooking demo by Toby Bernal of ABC

Each meeting is led by one or more members or special guests who focus on a style of cooking or a particular category of herb, often exploring the history and growing techniques of various herbs. Each member is expected to participate in some manner. Oh yes, be prepared to taste and eat!

The schedule sometimes includes a field trip to a member's home, an area restaurant, or local business. All Austin Herb Society members are welcome to attend. Meetings are not open to the general public.

For more information, contact Karla Renaud at or (603) 731-5105.


Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Spgs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746

Mission Statement

Provide education and encourage the cultivation and use of herbs for their beneficial purposes: medicinal, culinary, aromatic, as well as landscaping. Provide charitable and volunteer support to our non-profit community and community projects.

The Austin Herb Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) member- supported, nonprofit operating under the umbrella of the Austin Area Garden Council.