Chef Lior Lev Sercarz, one of the world's most renowned spice experts and founder of La Boîte, has become the go-to source for fresh and unusual spices as well as small-batch custom blends for renowned chefs around the world. His latest book, The Spice Companion: A Guide to the World of Spices, communicates his expertise in a way that will change how readers cook, inspiring them to try bold new flavor combinations and make custom spice blends. Join Lior as he demonstrates two spice blends from the book, explaining the history and provenance of spices in each blend. Afterwards, get your copy of The Spice Companion signed and enjoy Lior’s latest Brooklyn Brewery collaboration -- the licorice-spiced, Belgian-inspired Tripel Burner. Ticket price includes a copy of The Spice Companion and your own jar of a demoed blend.
Doors open at 6 pm. Program begins promptly at 6:30. Reception and book signing will immediately follow program.
ABOUT 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. 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, The Art of Blending, which features 41 blends along with recipes and cooking tips provided by renowned chefs and culinary minds. His latest book, The Spice Companion--an illustrated guide to 102 spices, complete with blends and recipe ideas--is a distillation of his 30 years of experience.