The spice of life
The history of spice is almost as old as human civilisation itself. From the time humans first learnt to cook, we’ve been adding aromatic, plant-based flavour enhancers – spices – to our food. And in return, our love of spice has shaped cultures, raised and destroyed empires; and fuelled global exploration.
This workshop explores the origins, history, cultural associations, and economic value of a number of common and unusual spices. Taste test for yourself popular spices from the Medieval and Renaissance periods through to the staples of today. Maybe a little grains of paradise, star anise or sumac is just what you need to spice up your life?
All materials provided.
Location: Meet at the Auditorium.