Spices can make any simple one-ingredient dish taste unique and mouth-watering, you just need to know how to choose and use them in cooking. Besides irresistible flavours, spices also enrich our nutrition, improve digestion and boost our immune system. In our online course you will learn the rare wisdom of using herbs and spices in your every day life, how to make and use your own spice mixes and seasonings, and how to get the best nutrition value from cooking with spices.
Spices have been one of the most expensive products in the world for a reason, with certain varieties costing more than gold. Nowadays high-quality spices and herbs are easily available worldwide, and we can easily use them in our every day cooking for better flavours and health.
Why learn about spices and their use?
If you cook with spices, it does not necessarily mean that your dish will become "spicy". If you know how to use them, it will mean, first of all, that your dish is "flavourful" and "healthy".
The knowledge of spices and herbs application will be able to satisfy a craving for any food, as the secret of distinctive flavours of any cuisine lies in the types of seasonings and spice mixes that they use. Despite the common belief, most of these mixes are very easy to prepare at home, it takes very little time and you can store them for a while. Besides being the best natural flavor enhancer in the world, herbs and spices can also make food look extremely appealing.
The taste properties of spices, however, are not the only reason to add them in your daily diet. Most of them come with little known health benefits and digestive properties. If you know the secrets of spice and food pairings, you can significantly improve your gut health and even solve specific health problems.
A SNEAK PEEK INTO THE CURRICULUM
Roasting spices: different types of roasts for different applications, exact techniques
Grinding spices: different grind methods and techniques. Using mortar and pestle, coffee grinder and a blender. Culinary applications according to the grind size
You will learn not just the theory, but first and foremost the practical, culinary application of spices
Spices are not just about flavour, they can become your own home pharmacy. You will learn the traditional Indian science of using spices as home remedies
You’ll learn about the key spices through making blends with them, and cooking flavourful dishes. You'll learn how to make your own spice mixes from scratch and adjust them to your taste buds
Which spices (and how) to apply in all kind of dishes, including: gravies, soups, salads, snacks, sweets, baking, bread, curries, lentils and beans etc.
Detailed video glossary about such vital spices like turmeric, asafoetida, cinnamon and cassia, different types of cardamom and bay leaf, mustards, saffron, vanilla etc.
How to use flower essences for flavouring
20+ types of peppers and where to use them
How to eat fruit with spices (and why)
Techniques for spicing vegetables, bread, fish, meat, salads and even drinks. Not just for the flavour, but to enhance their nutrition value and ease the digestion
Making signuture drinks with the addition of spices and create digestive drinks with the spices alone
A spices glossary of 70+ spices. This glossary focuses both on culinary use and health benefits. It’s also a visual guide to understand the spice differences
"The secret of happiness is variety, but the secret of variety, like the secret of all spices, is knowing when to use it."
― Daniel Gilbert
What makes our online course so unique?
Our online course is taught by a practitioner, who uses spices in every day cooking in his own kitchen, and you will learn how to do it with ease. Our course materials include high-quality videos for recipes, as well as step-by-step instructions and how-to guides that you can apply in your own kitchen right away. We will cover not only culinary use of spices, but will also introduce you to its nutritional value and the art of pairing certain foods with spices for enhanced flavour and better digestion. A big part of materials in this course are derived from the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda, where spices and herbs have been used for balancing health for thousands of years.
By the time Srikant turned 15 he had traveled throughout kitchens in entire South and East of India, assisting his mother with cooking, while she was learning local cuisines. Since then he moved all around the world, always keeping two items in his suitcase: his pressure cooker and a spice box. Srikant ran a successful Supper Club in Berlin, where he transformed local ingredients with Indian spices and now he is teaching the art of Indian cuisine and spices in Germany and in Russia. Srikant only follows traditional healthy practices in his cooking, largely based on Ayurvedic principles. No refined or processed foods are used in his kitchen.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- How to choose, buy and store spices and herbs
- Basic spices and spice mixes to always have in your kitchen to make ANY dish taste fantastic
- How to use spices: how to cook with spices, how and when to roast, differences between different methods of spice preparation etc.
- How to pair spices with food correctly, which spice is best for which flavour
- Health benefits of specific spices and how they affect our bodies
- Special recipes for spice mixes and drinks that also act as a powerful digestive aid
- Spices replacements and substitutes
- World's most famous spice mixes, incl. cajun seasoning, garam masala, classical curry etc.
- The traditional wisdom of spice use from India
- How to create your own signature spice mix
- Different recipes for the use of specific spices, herbs and spice mixes
When you purchase this course, you receive one full year of:
Access to the current version of the course and all the updates, that will be regularly introduced following YOUR feedback. The materials include high-quallity video lectures, tutorials and cooking demonstrations, as well as written recipes and spice glossaries
Personal support of the course instructor. It's like having your own spice tutor!
Access to the premium community of other chefs and spice enthusiasts. It's the easiest to learn ANYTHING if you have a supportive community of peers