Events

The Spice House frequently hosts seminars on spices, cooking and other related topics. We hold these events in our stores, as well as other special locations.

Current & Upcoming Events


  • Lure and Lore of Spices at the Eisenhower Public Library of Harwood Heights
    Wednesday, August 20
    7-8 pm
    Eisenhower Public Library, 4613 N. Oketo Ave. Harwood Heights, IL 60706

    Library Talks

    The Eisenhower Public Library will be hosting Spice House owners Tom and Patty Erd on Wednesday August 20 for a talk on the Lure and Lore of Spices. Patty and Tom have spent their lives as spice merchants in pursuit of the highest quality spices from locations all over the globe. They will share interesting historical facts, anecdotes and entertaining tales of adventures in seasoning!

    For more information or to register for this program, visit the Eisenhower Public Library website.

  • World Premiere of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible - Booksigning with Karen Page and Andrew Dornenberg
    Tuesday, October 14
    6-7:30
    The Spice House in Old Town, 1512 North Wells Street

    Karen Page and Andrew Dornenberg, authors of the acclaimedThe Flavor Bible, are coming to The Spice House for the world premiere launch of their new book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible. We are incredibly excited to host this wonderful culinary pair, and to get the first look at their new book. We'll be serving treats inspired by the book, which will be available for sale.

    About the book: "Throughout time, people have chosen to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet for a variety of reasons, from ethics to economy to personal and planetary well-being. Experts now suggest a new reason for doing so: maximizing flavor -- which is too often masked by meat-based stocks or butter and cream. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is an essential guide to culinary creativity, based on insights from dozens of leading American chefs, representing such acclaimed restaurants as Crossroads and M.A.K.E. in Los Angeles; Candle 79, Dirt Candy, and Kajitsu in New York City, Green Zebra in Chicago, Greens and Millennium in San Francisco, Natural Selection and Portobello in Portland, Plum Bistro in Seattle, and Vedge in Philadelphia.

    Emphasizing plant-based whole foods including vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, the book provides an A-to-Z listing of hundreds of ingredients, from açaí to zucchini blossoms, cross-referenced with the herbs, spices, and other seasonings that best enhance their flavor, resulting in thousands of recommended pairings. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is the ideal reference for the way millions of people cook and eat today -- vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike. This groundbreaking book will empower both home cooks and professional chefs to create more compassionate, healthful, and flavorful cuisine."

  • Booksigning with Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg - Vegetarian Flavor Bible
    Thursday, October 16
    6 - 7:30
    Milwaukee Public Market

    Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, authors of the acclaimedThe Flavor Bible, will be bringing their brand-new book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, to The Spice House in the Milwaukee Public Market. We are incredibly excited to host this wonderful culinary pair, whose work has influenced professionals and enthusiastic home cooks alike. We'll be serving treats inspired by the book, which will be available for sale.

    About the book: "Throughout time, people have chosen to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet for a variety of reasons, from ethics to economy to personal and planetary well-being. Experts now suggest a new reason for doing so: maximizing flavor -- which is too often masked by meat-based stocks or butter and cream. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is an essential guide to culinary creativity, based on insights from dozens of leading American chefs, representing such acclaimed restaurants as Crossroads and M.A.K.E. in Los Angeles; Candle 79, Dirt Candy, and Kajitsu in New York City, Green Zebra in Chicago, Greens and Millennium in San Francisco, Natural Selection and Portobello in Portland, Plum Bistro in Seattle, and Vedge in Philadelphia.

    Emphasizing plant-based whole foods including vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, the book provides an A-to-Z listing of hundreds of ingredients, from açaí to zucchini blossoms, cross-referenced with the herbs, spices, and other seasonings that best enhance their flavor, resulting in thousands of recommended pairings. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is the ideal reference for the way millions of people cook and eat today -- vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores alike. This groundbreaking book will empower both home cooks and professional chefs to create more compassionate, healthful, and flavorful cuisine."

  • Booksigning with Dorie Greenspan, Author of "Baking Chez Moi"
    Sunday, November 9
    4:30-6 pm
    The Spice House, 1512 North Wells Street Chicago, IL 60610

    Baking Chez Moi With her groundbreaking bestseller, Around My French Table, Dorie Greenspan changed the way we view French food. Now, in Baking Chez Moi, she explores the fascinating world of French desserts, bringing together a charmingly uncomplicated mix of contemporary recipes, including original creations based on traditional and regional specialties, and drawing on seasonal ingredients, market visits, and her travels throughout the country. We're thrilled to be able to host such a wonderful cook and author in our shop. Books will be available for sale, and we'll be serving a variety of treats from the book.

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