Join us for a free spice tasting at the Farmers Market (3rd Street and Fairfax). The host will be Perry Doty of All Spice. Perry is an artisan and expert on the history and cookery application of world spices.
When: Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 8:00am
Where: The Farmers Market, Stall #614 (at the intersection of 3rd Street and Fairfax), Los Angeles.
Cost: Free–but bring a bottle of water to refresh your palate.
For this event, please RSVP directly to Perry Doty at 323.936.0464. While you do not have to call the Slow Food Hotline, it is important that Perry know the number of people who will attend.
As Los Angeles magazine noted in November 2002,
Less seasoned chefs might be satisfied with the standard supermarket selection, but pros head to Perry Doty’s aromatic cubbyhole for high-quality, hard-to-find spices. Campanile’s Nancy Silverton swears by the Vietnamese cinnamon (ground fresh to order), and Patina’s Eric Greenspan says he has “a whole cupboard of Perry’s spices.” Rare argan Moroccan nut oil, tellicherry pepper (“the perfect balance of sweetness and heat”), and saffron take pride of place along with a Singapore curry blend Greenspan uses in a pea soup with tamarind reduction and sweet shrimp. Whatever you need–wicked habaneros, candied fennel seeds, or a rare oregano strain harvested by Greek shepherds–you’re bound to find it in Doty’s 250-canister stash.