July 2nd: Exploring Dried Chiles with John Beaver (Albany)

July 2nd: Exploring Dried Chiles with John Beaver (Albany)

Have you ever wondered how to use dried chiles? Join Oaktown Spice Shop owner John Beaver to learn fantastic and easy ways to use chiles to spice up any dish! Whole dried chiles offer a great variety of flavor and heat and are easy to use. In this workshop we will focus on using whole dried chiles to make delicious spicy condiments, plus learn about some of the amazing properties of dried chiles and how to control the level of heat. You will leave with the skills and knowledge to impress your friends and family with these tasty sauces!

In addition to sampling  a variety of different chile preparations, participants will  get to make their own hot sauce and take home all recipes shared in class! Participants will also receive a 10% discount on any in-store purchases made following the workshop. (Discount is valid the night of the workshop only.)

About the instructor:

John Beaver has been working with spices since he was a teenager, where he got his start at The Spice House in Milwaukee. He discovered early on what a difference the right seasonings make in the outcome of a dish, and since then he has honed his skills in all aspects of the spice trade. Following his passion for cooking and high-quality ingredients, John opened Oaktown Spice Shop with his business partner and wife, Erica Perez, in 2011. Since then the business has grown to include a second retail location and provides countless restaurants, caterers, brewers and other food makers in the Bay Area and beyond with spices, salts, herbs, and botanicals. In addition, John is the caretaker for an impressive chile garden where he is always planting new varieties and tweaking his tried and true recipes. 

When: July 2nd, 7:15pm-8:45pm

Where: Oaktown Spice Shop, 1224 Solano Ave., Albany

Cost: $50 on Eventbrite





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