The Magic of Spices: History, Culture, Cuisine

Thu. Apr 21, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
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The Magic of Spices: History, Culture, Cuisine

Chef Lior Lev Sercarz is one of the world's most renowned spice experts and the founder of La Boîte, a purveyor of fine spices. Join Lior for a journey through the world of these fragrant and precious ingredients. He'll offer insights into spices' rich cultural significance and history, how they're grown and produced, and their culinary and medicinal applications. You'll also learn how to purchase and store fine spices, as well as how best to use them in your own kitchen. Afterward, you'll work with Lior and his team to make your own customized spice blend to take home.


Doors open at 6:00 pm, program begins at 6:30 pm.


About Lior Lev Sercarz:


Lior Lev Sercarz is the chef, spice blender and owner of La Boîte, a biscuits and spice shop in New York City. Recently, Lior has been named one of Bon Appétit‘s “Tastemakers of 2012” and La Boîte has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Vogue, In Style Magazine, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Food & Wine Magazine and the SAVEUR 100. Since the beginning of his career, Lior has worked closely with chefs from around the world, developing custom blends for them and for other customers with all levels of cooking experience. In 2012, he produced a cookbook, The Art of Blendingwhich features 41 blends along with recipes and cooking tips provided by renowned chefs and culinary minds including Gail Simmons, Daniel Boulud, Eric Ripert and Apollonia Poilâne.


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Photo credit: Thomas Schauer

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