Spring 2022 Kitchen Medicine: Therapeutic Uses of Spices Beyond Flavor

Spring 2022 Kitchen Medicine: Therapeutic Uses of Spices Beyond Flavor
Registration Begins
1/7/2022 9:00 AM
Last Day To Register
4/9/2022 10:30 AM
11201 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117, US
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Kitchen Medicine: Therapeutic Uses of Spices Beyond Flavor 

Getting to know the therapeutic indications of some of the most common herbs and food.  


We will explore how culinary therapeutics works beyond simply making our food taste better. This class will cover the medicinal qualities of some of the most common cooking herbs and spices. Perhaps you use herbs regularly but didn't know they had medicinal benefits, or you don’t use many herbs in cooking but would like to start.

Beyond flavor or cultural preference, have you ever wondered why salt and pepper is added to nearly every meal we eat? Or that they even had medicinal attributes? Have you ever wondered why pungent herbs like rosemary and thyme, or cardamom and cumin, are some of the most commonly used culinary herbs? Beyond flavor, why does sushi always come with ginger and wasabi? Why are cinnamon and nutmeg used in apple pie? 

We will explore the medicinal qualities of culinary herbs and what they offer in terms of beneficial bioactive compounds for aiding digestion, circulation, assimilation of nutrients, and protection against unfavorable microbes. Herbal medicine is everywhere you look. It’s with us even when we think it’s not. As we discuss specific herbs, we will also take some time to taste and interact with each of them.

All participants will go home with a sample pack of herbs and a few recipes to try at home.  

Ages 16+

Instructor: Alyssa Dennis, Clinical Herbalist


Date: Saturday, April 9

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Campsite

Cost: $30

$30.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Irvine reserves the right to cancel any event due to insufficient enrollment or extreme weather. If Irvine cancels an event, all registrants will be notified and all registration fees will be fully refunded.

Full payment is required at time of registration.

If you need to withdraw for personal reasons, 5 days’ notice is required for a full refund minus a 10% processing fee.

NO refunds for no-shows or last-minute withdrawals (within 5 days of program).