Do you drift off to sleep thinking of spice blends? Are you unable to leave a spice store under half an hour? Do you roast and grind your own blends? Do you like to stare at the many color shades of various curry powders? Then this meetup is for you!
The concept is that we meet once a month to sample each other’s dishes showcasing ONE particular spice we collectively pick via vote monthly. Due to the growing size of this Meetup, I'm in talks with spice stores across the city to see if they'd like to host our meetings! It would be great since I also meant to incorporate visits to spice stores in the city (be it the Spice House or obscure Indian supermarkets on Devon).
Other secondary events could include some dining out centered around cuisines showcasing specific spices we might want to work with in the future (for example: a trip to Chinatown to sample Szechuan food featuring the lovely fiery Tien Tsin peppers). I would also encourage swapping spice blends and sharing tips and tricks on roasting and blending.
So bring your spicy creative minds and transport us to times when a pound of black peppercorns was worth more than its weight in gold.