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Trade Route Talks: Sublime Saffron

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Trade Route Talks: Sublime Saffron

Tuesday 4/16 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. ($45)

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

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Cookbook Club: Madhur Jaffrey

Cookbook Club: Madhur Jaffrey

Saturday 3/2 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

New School of Cooking Pasadena

Each month we discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s cooking this month:

An Invitation to Cooking Indian Cooking, Madhur Jaffrey, 1973
Indian-born food and travel writer, Madhur Jaffrey is recognized for bringing rich Indian cuisine to an American audience in her debut cookbook, An Invitation to Cooking Indian Cooking. During the 1970s she taught Indian cooking classes from her Manhattan apartment and at the James A. Beard School of Cooking. ($115)

Classes meet at New School of Cooking’s Pasadena campus.
525 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101

Though reading the book prior to each class date is not necessary, it is available for sale here.

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Cookbook Club: Lizzie Black Kander

Cookbook author Joan Nathan and her collection of “The Settlement Cookbook” at her home in Washington, DC.

Cookbook Club: Lizzie Black Kander

Saturday 4/27 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

New School of Cooking Pasadena

Each month we discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s cooking this month:

The Settlement Cookbook, Lizzie Black Kander, 1901
Originally published in 1901 by Lizzie Black Kander, a Milwaukee social worker, for young immigrant women, the many editions of “The Settlement Cookbook” have defined and documented the story of Jewish cooking in America. ($115)

Classes meet at New School of Cooking’s Pasadena campus.
525 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91101

Though reading the book prior to each class date is not necessary, it is available to read here.

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A Woman’s Place

A Woman’s Place

Sunday 3/9 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens 

Celebrate Woman’s History Month while exploring the role of women in art as seen in the Huntington’s American and European galleries. Then cook a group meal from the library’s Charitable Cookbooks Collection. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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image: A selection of early 20th-century, brand-name recipe pamphlets from The Huntington’s Anne Cranston American Regional and Charitable Cookbook Collection. Photograph by Kate Lain.