The Passion for Spices camp provides a unique opportunity that is rare to find elsewhere in the state and even the country! It not only teaches kids the cultural inspirations of certain foods, but also how the transfer of these cultural foods from place to place attributes to a melting pot society. In addition to the cultural information, kids are exposed to the health benefits of certain foods; in doing so, they are given a brief glimpse into this new era of dieting that millennials find so attractive.
It is clearly important to become informed about healthy eating and cooking from a young age, as people of all ages are exposed to allergies, are gluten free, or defining themselves as vegetarians, pescatarians, or vegans. Passion for Spices not only helps produce food that fulfills each category but also helps to explain the reasoning behind such restrictions.
Health is a major focus for the Passion for Spices team, as well as a major topic that is explained in depth to the participants of the camp. In fact, Passion for Spices’ own products, the Keralan Curry and Kashmiri Garam Masala, are crafted using quality ingredients, with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories to help boost the immune system for optimal health.
And that’s not all! The foods developed at the camp are not only very culturally accurate and healthy but are also made from the recipes of some renowned and respected authors. Specifically, our Roman recipes are picked from Rachel Roddy, who was able to experience the style of Roman foods and the benefits of incorporating them into everyday diets. Our French foods are from Claudine Pepin, daughter of culinary master Jacques Pepin. We incorporate recipes from her work, “Kids Cook French,” which gives incredible insight on French cooking.
Our team of chefs and counselors help teach the proper techniques of cooking that cannot be found elsewhere. These are some of the best chefs in the state; our camp gives the kids an opportunity to work hands-on with ingredients and recipes. This is our 8th year of the camp, and each year it grows exponentially. We would love your child to take part in this amazing experience, but our camp is filling up quick with few spots remaining, so if you are interested, please visit our Registration Page.