About this experience
Turmeric, Aleppo pepper, ginger, cardamom... The world of spices is rich, fascinating, and...sometimes intimidating. Spend time with spice master Lior Lev Sercarz and learn the ins and outs of spices. Under Lior’s expert guidance, you’ll blend your own custom mix and then use it to take classic dishes, like roast chicken and vegetables, to the next level. Lior will also answer all those burning questions you’ve always had about where to source spices, how to store them to maximize freshness, and how to know when it’s time to toss spices you have at home. By the end of your private workshop, you’ll have the confidence to stock up on new spices and use them every day.
What to expect
You and Chef Lior Lev Sercarz will meet in your kitchen (over video chat) to cook, taste, share stories, and acquire valuable skills that will last well beyond your time together.Private
This Delicious Experience is not a pre-recorded cooking video, big Zoom gathering, or the kind of online course where your eyes glaze over; it is a one-of-a-kind private experience where you will work together with Chef Lior Lev Sercarz to create something amazing in your kitchen.Customizable
After booking, you will communicate with the chef to adapt the experience and menu to your tastes and interests, then receive a customized ingredients list.Virtual
Prior to your online cooking class we will provide you with a Zoom link and any assistance you may need to connect to the experience from your laptop, tablet, or phone.
Connect up to 2 screens to share the experience with friends or family. Contact us for discounted rates on additional screens.
Meet Chef 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. Lior and La Boîte have 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 list. 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 entitled The Art of Blending, which 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. His second book, published in 2016, The Spice Companion, distills his 30 years of experience into an illustrated guide to 102 spices, complete with blends and recipe ideas. In 2019, he released his third book, Mastering Spice: Recipes and Techniques to Transform Your Everyday Cooking, which presents master recipes and techniques with variations using different spices. The book was quickly named one of the best cookbooks of the year by The New York Times Book Review.