Milk Street Sessions: Lior Lev Sercarz

Thursday  30 March  2017  6:00 PM    Thursday  30 March  2017 8:30 PM
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Lior Lev Sercarz, owner of renowned New York City spice shop La Boîte, blends spices that allow home cooks to elevate their cooking by just opening a tin. Sercarz joins Christopher Kimball at Milk Street to demonstrate how the right spice blend can transform all foods, from rice to chocolate chip cookies. While discussing the lore and history of spices, he will put Chris through his paces with a cooking challenge and lesson. Then we'll sample dishes from Sercarz's new book, “The Spice Companion.”

This evening of conversation and demonstration cooking will be followed by a wine reception and book signing.


Lior will be signing copies of "The Spice Companion" (Clarkson Potter, 2016), available at the event and with advance ticket purchase.

About Milk Street Sessions

Milk Street Sessions bring our research, friends and influences to our home in Boston. These live events feature Christopher Kimball and special guests in conversation and cooking, and usually plotting a surprise or two for the audience. Expect a little hilarity and a lot fun.

About Lior Lev Sercarz

LIOR LEV SERCARZ is the chef and owner of La Boîte, a spice shop in New York City. He attended the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France, and trained with Chef Olivier Roellinger in Cancale, France, before working as a sous chef at Daniel. His spices are sold online and in the following boutiques: Sofra Bakery and Cafe, Dickson’s Farmstand Meats, ABC Carpet & Home, and Eataly NYC. He lives in New York City with his wife and their children.

About The Spice Companion

A stunning and definitive spice guide by the country’s most sought-after expert, with hundreds of fresh ideas and tips for using pantry spices, 102 never-before-published recipes for spice blends, gorgeous photography, and breathtaking botanical illustrations.

Since founding his spice shop in 2006, Lior Lev Sercarz has become the go-to source for fresh and unusual spices as well as small-batch custom blends for renowned chefs around the world. The Spice Companion communicates his expertise in a way that will change how readers cook, inspiring them to try bold new flavor combinations and make custom spice blends. For each of the 102 curated spices, Lev Sercarz provides the history and origin, information on where to buy and how to store it, five traditional cuisine pairings, three quick suggestions for use (such as adding cardamom to flavor chicken broth), and a unique spice blend recipe to highlight it in the kitchen. Sumptuous photography and botanical illustrations of each spice make this must-have resource as beautiful as it is informative.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please note: 177 Milk Street has multiple doors. Ours are the double brown doors, with bowties on them, directly across from 49 India Street.

Parking garages:

  • Boston Harbor Garage (known as the Aquarium Garage)
  • 75 State Street


  • Aquarium stop on the Blue Line
  • State Street on Blue and Orange Line
  • Government Center on the Blue and Green Lines
  • Haymarket on the Orange and Green Lines, and multiple bus lines

Bus Lines

  • 4, 92, 93, 352, 354 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?

Yes. Tickets are refundable up to seven days before an event and transferable to another student at any time. Within seven days of the event, we do not offer refunds.


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