Spices: A Primer (ONLINE)

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Taught by Laura Scheck

Laura Scheck is the founder of Teaching Table, a culinary education platform that aims to inspire others to cook foods that are better for their bodies, their families, and their communities. Laura previously worked as a teacher and adult educator and was trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute, making her uniquely suited to share her passion for food in an educational way. Teaching Table provides public cooking demos and workshops, lessons targeted towards individual needs and special diets, private cooking classes & events for cooks of all ages and experience levels, as well as tips, techniques, and recipes via a blog and social media.

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*This is a live online class via Zoom.*

Do you have spice jars in your pantry you've never touched? Are you curious about all of the colorful mounds of seeds and powders at spice markets but hesitant to try them?

In this class, we'll discuss a variety of spices, their origins and health benefits, distinguish between their whole and ground forms, and discuss proper usage and storage techniques. I’ll provide recipes for some notable spice blends and suggested usage for an array of spices while demonstrating an irresistible spiced popcorn and masala chai tea. You’ll become familiar with the spices you have.

For the hands-on portion of this class, I will walk you through how to create your own freshly ground spice blend with the spices you already have on hand. You’ll discover and appreciate the spices in your cupboard and be inspired to use them daily.

This is a VIRTUAL LIVE COOKING CLASS. Join from your phone, tablet or computer at HOME.

No special tools, equipment or ingredients needed (see below).

What You Need:

  • spices - whole, ground and blends from your cabinets or pantry

  • small skillet or sauté pan

  • coffee grinder or mortar and pestle or cutting board

  • jars or containers

  • funnel or piece of paper

  • popcorn

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