We sell a wide variety of ingredients in the shop, many of which are hard-to-find elsewhere, and may be unfamiliar to even the most accomplished cooks and bakers. It’s one of the reasons we often get asked whether we offer cooking classes here at AllSpice.
Next best thing to a classroom on the premises. While our shop isn’t really set up for hands-on cooking classes, we are so fortunate that our East Village neighbor, Alessandra Meschini, has a cooking classroom right around the corner from us, at her business, Cooking With Alessandra.
We team up with Alessandra for a monthly class. For example, last month we facilitated a sausage-making class. And next week (March 31, 6 – 8 pm), our seasonally-themed workshop is titled, “Easter Brunch Starts With a Spicy Mimosa.”
Secret bonus. A little-known fringe benefit of participating in an AllSpice/Alessandra class is that we offer participants a private late night post-class shopping experience.We invite you to pop over to the store to stock up on the ingredients that feature prominently in the hands-on dishes we make in class.
Chef Amy adds, “We will be offering later this year (this summer we hope), the “Kill the Mother-in-Law” spice blend that was featured in Alessandra’s class. We’re just finishing up the label!”
And don’t forget, Alessandra offers all sorts of cooking classes throughout the month (not just AllSpice-partnered ones!). Even when we’re not on the scene, she often uses our products in her class.