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

  • 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.