A fall favorite, we will make a beta-carotene rich soup and add some flavor enhancing herbs and spices. We will also make a compound butter with seasonal herbs to go with our southern style biscuits. We will be using coriander 2 ways- as a seed in our soup and the greens (cilantro) as a topping on the soup with a dollop of gut healthy plain yogurt. All foods will be cooked together and we will discuss how to make your own homemade broths. You will also learn about adding other season ingredients to change it up. Herbs and Spices to enhance the flavor of foods while keeping health and longevity in mind. Herbs and spices have a medicinal history for centuries prior to their culinary use. Today we have forgotten all about the medicinal properties and compounds in food and food pairings. In this series of Herbs and Spices we will explore the medicinal values while also learning some new dishes that are tasty and healthy. Come explore some new and old favorites while learning new flavors to add to your weekly menu. Each session we will cook 1-2 dishes using a specific herb or spice, or a combination. Spices refer to things such as: cardamon, clove, cumin, turmeric, black pepper, star anise, fennel seeds, and so much more. We will be using a combination of some to create unique curry powders that are part of the Ayurvedic way of eating. We will also explore how to use spices to enhance the flavor or simple everyday dishes. Each session will vary in the spices and spice mixes we will be using. The instructor for this course is Chamila Edussuriya.