Spices that should be on your shopping list for more flavor and

  • Historic East Village, 333 E Grand Avenue, #103 | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: June 20, 2019
  • Location: Cooking with Alessandra
  • Phone: (515) 508-9474
  • Start/End Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Event Times: From: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Price: $35
  • Overview

    What you will learn…Do you know there are over 600 different varieties of pepper?  How do you choose? Your choice of spices makes a big difference in the final taste of your recipes.  You might not think about it, but many spices have great health advantages too.  In this class you learn about the flavor and health attributes of several spices.  You’ll taste the difference they can make to your foods and take home a few to try…Along with ideas on how they can be incorporated into your everyday cooking.  Gurwinder has an extraordinary knowledge on the topic.  We love to hear Gurwinder talk about the uses and health benefits of different ingredients and think you will too.  A fantastic spread of drinks and appetizers will be offered as part of the class fee.


    About Gerwinder… Gurwinder S. Kapur (or ‘Gurwin’ for short) is a native of Singapore and has been studying, working, and living in the United States since 1987.  He is passionate about international foods and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the spices, roots, fruits and vegetables.  In Des Moines, Gurwinder has presented and facilitated several diversity and cultural events at The Principal, Drake University, DMACC, CultureALL -- to name a few.   Prior to becoming a technology trainer in Singapore and United States, Gurwinder also served as an army instructor in the Singapore Armed Forces (1978-1982).