March 28th Cooking Class: The Spice Kitchen - The Art of Cooking with Spices

$ 65.00

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Milk Street as of September 2018. This is a demonstration-based iteration of: The Spice Kitchen - The Art of Cooking with Spices.

Doors open at 6:15pm, class begins promptly at 6:30pm and runs until approximately 8:30pm. Port Plums 50 Water Street Suites 402 & 403, Newburyport, MA. (P) 978-462-7700

Class Description: 

If all home cooks take just one step to transform their cooking, it should be learning how to use spices. At Milk Street, we can’t cook without them anymore. Mashed potatoes are lackluster if we don’t finish them with caraway seeds bloomed in brown butter. Chicken soup falls flat without the Somali spice blend berbere stirred into the broth. Cake is a one-note confection if we don’t soak it in a bay infused syrup or stir ample spicy-sweet dried ginger into the batter. When you start cooking with spices, it’s like painting in full color after a lifetime of black, white and gray. 

In this class you will learn why, how and when to toast and bloom spices; why we grind spices in some recipes and leave them whole in others; how to use savory spices to make better desserts; Milk Street's essential spice and spice blends; and buying and storing basics.

Recipes in this class include:
Cauliflower with Dukkah, an Egyptian spice and nut blend
Somali Chicken Soup with Berbere
Pinchos Morunos, spiced Basque pork tenderloin
Turkish Red Lentil Soup 
Honey Apricot Compote with Bay and Greek Yogurt

Doors open at 6:15pm, class begins promptly at 6:30pm and runs until approximately 8:00pm.

Please note: This is not a hands-on class. In this class you will watch and interact as the instructor prepares three dishes using a variety of strategies and techniques. You will sample from generous tasting portions of the demonstrated dishes. 


What are my parking options getting to the event?

We are located in The Tannery Marketplace at 50 Water Street, Newburyport, inside Mill Building #4 which is on the Water Street side of the complex.

Parking lot and street parking is available. When attending a class or event with us, you may park in the 15 minute parking spaces in front of the store for an extended stay.  

Is this a demo or hands-on cooking class?

This is a demonstration-based class. 

Should I eat a snack before class?

We recommend eating something before the class. Generous tasting samples will be provided during the event. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. All students must be 18+ years old. Students 14-17 years old are welcome to participate with an adult guardian or parent. Those under 21 will not be able to participate in the wine tasting portion of our event. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

By Phone: 978-462-7700

By Email:

Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?

Yes. Tickets are refundable or transferable to another class up to seven days before an event. Tickets are transferable to another student for the same class at any time. Within seven days of the event, we do not offer refunds or class credits.