Cooking Classes!

I got a whole lot of spinning plates in the air! My new book's coming out in October, I'm about to start my second year teaching at ISU (go, Clones!), and my little side biz, Saltlickers, is really taking off.  So I'll also be teaching a few cooking classes at the famed Des Moines Social Club. I'm so psyched! Sign up and we'll talk about the poetic nature of spices. Really!

EPAZOTE ME, ASAP

EPAZOTE ME, ASAP

COOKING WITH HERBS & SPICES OF THE SOUTHWEST
TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 5:30 p.m. AT THE DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB CULINARY LAB
900 Mulberry Street in DM

We'll unpack the bright, fresh, and rich flavors of southwestern cooking. On the menu: chilies, peppers, regional garlic and onions, epazote, cumin, cilantro, cinnamon, vanilla and more. We’ll explore fresh versus dried ingredients and techniques such as roasting and grinding. We’ll also create a delicious southwestern style spice blend to take home.
$30 per person. Register on the Des Moines Social Club website.
Here's the FB event. Ask a question or let me know what spices you'd like to learn about!

Etouffee? Ees a-ok!

Etouffee? Ees a-ok!

COOKING WITH HERBS & SPICES OF THE SOUTH
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 5:30 p.m. AT THE DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB CULINARY LAB
900 Mulberry Street in DM
What’s the difference between Creole and Cajun? We'll find out when we unpack the cornerstone ingredients of southern cooking. On the menu: regional garlic, onions and shallots, peppers, celery, filé, bay, and more. We’ll explore fresh versus dried ingredients and techniques such as roasting and grinding. We’ll also create a delicious southern spice blend to take home.
$30 per person. 
Here's the FB event. Ask a question or let me know what spices you'd like to learn about!