About The Spice Detective.
Food is a huge passion of mine. My love of food began at an early age, as the oldest of 5 boys I was in charge of helping my mother cook and set the table. Growing up in a Sephardic Jewish Family, with North African and Middle-Eastern roots, food was my passion. It remains a way of life for me. Every holiday has its unique set of incredible dishes. There was not a single dish that our family and friends served that was not beautifully seasoned. I was always fascinated with the colors, scents and origins of the spices that enlivened and elevated these meals.
My passion for food and hospitality propelled me to relocate to NYC and then Miami, to open a branch of Shiraz Events, an innovative Catering, Design and Production company. As the VP and Creative Director, I head our Catering team. I am blessed to have an amazing outlet where I explore daily the possibilities of food and presentation to its fullest potential.
As I continued to delve further into the world of the culinary herbs and spices, developing my knowledge base, I became obsessed with the medicinal properties of food, herbs and spices. It is a known fact that throughout history many cultures around the world have used herbs, plants and spices to treat different health conditions. Unfortunately, these days, in Western culture, not enough people realize the special power of these ingredients.
That's where The Spice Detective comes in.
My goal is to share my own culinary journey and knowledge as well as insights from various publications into one easy-to-read database website, and help you incorporate herbs and spices into everyday recipes that will not intimidate cooks of any level. By doing so, I hope to provide audiences with delicious and natural ways to enjoy cooking and benefit their health.