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


  • Booksigning Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg of the Vegetarian Flavor Bible at The Spice House in Geneva
    Thursday, October 23
    5:30 - 6:30 pm
    The Spice House in Geneva, 577 South 3rd Street, Geneva IL 60134

    Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, James Beard Award winners and authors of the acclaimed The Flavor Bible, are coming to The Spice House in Geneva for a reception and booksigning of their new book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible. We are incredibly excited to host this wonderful culinary pair, whose previous books The Flavor Bible, What To Drink With What You Eat and others have influenced a generation of chefs and home cooks.

    Our neighbors Preservation Bread and Wine will be providing a selection of refreshments inspired by the book.

    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."

  • Retail Therapy on Central Street
    Thursday, October 23
    6 - 9 pm
    Central Street, Evanston

    Retail Therapy

    Come down to Central Street on Thursday, October 23, for a relaxing evening of shopping. The Spice House and many of our neighbors will be staying open late and offering discounts and refreshments. We'll have spicy treats and hot drinks made by our talented staff. All purchases after 6:00 pm are 15% off. Visit the Central Street website for more details. The Spice House in Evanston will be open until 9:00 pm. Parking on Central Street is free after 6:00 pm.

  • Free Spice Lectures at The Chalet
    Friday and Saturday, October 24 - 25
    10 am - 11:30 am
    The Chalet Nursery, 3132 Lake Avenue, Wilmette

    Chalet Talks

    Back by popular demand, Patty and Tom Erd will detail the history of the spice trade, revealing fascinating tales of piracy, adventures and wars battled to control it. They will share interesting historical facts and anecdotes about the elusive spices that were coveted by nobility and royalty. This popular program has become an annual tradition at Chalet Nursery. This is a free lecture; no reservations necessary.

  • 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.