What is Raven's Occasional Spice Club?
Are you ever bored by the foods you are eating? Think all food is tasting bland? Can’t find any new flavors? If so, you need to join Raven’s Occasional Spice Club!
In the spice club, members receive a small packet of a rare spice (such as berbere from Ethiopia), a homemade spice (such as pecoconut, a novel blend of powdered pecans and coconut), a strange spice (such as puffed lotus seeds), or a unique spice (such as persnickety—what’s that? You need to join to find out!). The spices are specially chosen by our curator, Francis Raven. Whenever possible, the ingredients used in the spice club are sustainably produced.
As you can tell, at the Occasional Spice Club, we have a broad definition of what a spice is. Something is a spice if it (1) makes food more interesting or tasty, (2) is used in nutritionally insignificant quantities, and (3) can be sprinkled or shaken.
Why the club? Because spice is the spice of life. That’s our motto.
What is included in an installment of the spice club?
With each installment of the spice club, you will receive a small amount of the spice in question, a recipe (or two or three) using the spice, fun facts about its origin and history, and maybe some artsy photos of it or examples of its use in literature or a poem written in its honor or celebrity testimonials.
What does your pledge cover?
Your pledge covers the costs of buying and/or making the spices, producing the informational content accompanying the spice, shipping, and the time of our dedicated research and curatorial staff in investigating the spices.