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Trade Route Talks: Sublime Saffron

Trade Route Talks: Sublime Saffron

Tuesday 9/17 at 7:00pm 

The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

The history of saffron cultivation and usage dates back over 3,000 years and spans cultures and continents. Take a trip around the world through the eyes of this exclusive spice.

“Trade Route Talks” are series of monthly discussions about agriculture, trade, and how our taste for foods have changed the landscape of our world. Students are greeted with a topical appetizer and, after the conversation, participate in the hands-on cooking of a dish which uses the theme of the day as the main attraction. ($55)

Classes meet at The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories
395 Santa Monica Place #329
Santa Monica, CA 90041

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Becoming America


Becoming America

Saturday 8/17 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Join Maite and explore the evolution of American art while viewing pieces from the Huntington’s Fielding Collection, which offers a rare opportunity to explore early American history through objects made for daily use and through images of the everyday people who used them. After visiting the galleries, return to the kitchen to prepare a seasonal meal inspired by historic American cookbooks. ($85 members; $100 non-members)


image: Still Life with a Basket of Fruit, Flowers and Cornucopia, Joseph Proctor (attributed, active, 1860), 19th century, oil on canvas, Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen, courtesy of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.