TableFare Owner Spices up the New Year Teaching Spice 101 Class

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TableFare owner, Carol Peterman, will teach a new introduction to spices class at World Spice Merchants, Seattle, WA, on January 18th 2012.

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Once you have a sense for the flavors of different spices, it’s easy to use them to add your own creative twist to the dishes you cook.

For being such common items found in most every kitchen, spices bewilder and intimidate many cooks. Spice 101: Spice Basics is an introductory class to explore the flavor and uses of common spices. The class is offered by World Spice Merchants in Seattle, WA and will be taught by TableFare owner, Carol Peterman.

“Once you have a sense for the flavors of different spices, it’s easy to use them to add your own creative twist to the dishes you cook. Seasoning dishes to your palate is not only fun, but the end results are better because it reflects your own culinary style,” says Carol Peterman, owner of TableFare. Peterman describes herself as having a spice fetish. Her extensive collection of spices along with frustration over how to keep them organized and accessible was the impetus behind designing TableFare’s flagship product, SpiceCare spice storage.

“It was experimentation and practice that helped me breakthrough my spice intimidation. The more I cooked with quality spices that had their full range of flavors and aromas intact, the more I began to understand how to put those flavors together with other spices and foods.”Carol Peterman goes on to explain, “The flavors and aromas of basic spices is the focus of the Spice 101 class.”

The class will also cover how to buy, store, toast and grind different spices along with different ways to extract flavor from them. Peterman comments, “The value of buying whole spices escapes many people. They’re not aware of how beneficial it is to have the option of using whole spices in certain situations and how much more flavor you get from a spice by grinding fresh for each use.”

Registration for Spice 101: Spice Basics class on January 18th is now open on World Spice Merchant’s website, World Spice.com.

TableFare offers extensive information on different spices in their Spice Library and Carol Peterman hosts a monthly spice chat on Twitter the first Wednesday of every month using the hashtag, #SpiceChat.

TableFare LLC is a Seattle-based company formed by Carol and David Peterman. TableFare offers unique kitchen products that combine the best of form and function to create superior usability and beauty. The company's first product is SpiceCare, ingenious new spice storage containers. SpiceCare received the 2010 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

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