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It Starts With Spice: Lior Lev Sercarz of La Boite

by The Culinistas

To celebrate the launch of our e-commerce shop, each week we’re highlighting one of the artists, makers, chefs, and farmers we’ve collaborated with. This week, we sat down with Lior Lev Sercarz, founder of La Boite. La Boite spices are known industry wide for being top quality, flavorful, and carefully curated. Lior is a chef, cookbook author, and master of spice blends; he’s passionate about spices and the stories they tell.

The Culinistas x La Boite spice set has nine essential spices which we use to build nuance and depth into each dish. High quality kitchen staples like cumin, onion powder, and cayenne are present in addition to bolder varieties such as urfa, sumac, and a timut finishing pepper blend. 

A little about Lior & La Boite:


How long have you been in business?
Since 2006

What’s your business one liner?
Bringing fun and flavor to food using the best spices from around the world.

Three words to describe your brand?
Spicy, tasty, happy

Three people you’d like to have dinner with?
Winston Churchill, Picasso, Robert Plant

Ideal dinner menu?
Bread & cheese, leg of lamb, ice cream

What culinary staples do you always have in your kitchen?
Spices, vinegars, good pans

What’s on tap for 2020?
Developing more dinners and events at Spice Lab (our new event space) and a new line of savory biscuits

A special thanks to La Boite for the beautiful photograph.