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Spices: A Primer @ Brooklyn Brainery

  • Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights Brainery 190 Underhill Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)

Interested in our Spice of Life class but can’t commit to the 3+ hour hands-on experience. In this 90-minute Brooklyn Brainery class, you’ll (metaphorically) dip your finger into the spice jar (for sanitary reasons, we use spoons), sample the flavors and learn the basics.

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. During class, we will make and taste masala chai tea and berbere spiced popcorn. .

Along with the stew, you will sample a variety of other spice blends and distinguish between their components. For the hands-on portion of this class, you will create a freshly ground spice blend of your choice to jar and take home with you. You'll leave with heightened taste buds and inspiration for cooking with spices you already have on hand.

$35 per person


For more information and to register, visit the Brooklyn Brainery website. Brooklyn Brainery is accessible, community-driven, crowdsourced education. Casual classes for curious adults are about all sorts of things: from physics to Australian desserts, and are offered at affordable rates.