Category Archives: February

Trade Route Talks: The Bittersweet History of Sugar

Trade Route Talks: The Bittersweet History of Sugar

Tuesday 2/5 at 7:00pm 

The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

Join me for a 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.

A commodity so common it is difficult to imagine a world without sugar. Trace the history of this sweet grass from classical literature, to slavery and the abolitionist movement, to the modern world stage. ($45)

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

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A Little Romance

A Little Romance

Saturday 2/16 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Discuss stories related to love and loss from around the world and through ages as seen in Huntington’s permanent collection and prepare a scintillating meal using aphrodisiacs that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, would approve of. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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image: Temple of Love, Jacque Ange Gabriel, ca. 1765, stone from Porchefontaine, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens