Workshop Intro to Spices

Farmer Sio's hands hold fresh nutmeg fruit. © Burlap & Barrel

7:00pm EST


Social distancing and working from home has led to us spending more time in our kitchens than ever. While recipes abound online and celebrity chefs post about their favorite ingredients, it can be intimidating to learn how to use spices in our own cooking. How do you pick which type of chili to use? How much garlic is too much? Do bay leaves really do anything?

In this workshop, Ori Zohar, co-founder of spice company Burlap & Barrel, will teach you how to incorporate and combine spices to make your food delicious. Along with exploring different flavor profiles, the spice flavor wheel, and techniques for using and storing spices, Zohar will also talk about the history of spices and how we might separate the contemporary spice trade and consumption from its colonial roots.

This workshop will be held online on Zoom - please RSVP to attend.

Ori Zohar is the co-founder of Burlap & Barrel, the world's first comprehensive, single-origin spice company. Burlap & Barrel creates equitable global supply chains by working directly with farmers to cut out intermediaries and deliver exceptionally flavorful spices. They emphasize fair pay, sustainability, and transparent supply chains. The company has been featured in EpicuriousBon AppetitFood & Wine, and Fast Company, as well as in the kitchens of restaurants to home cooks across the country.