Category Archives: January

Trade Route Talks: Salt of the Earth

Trade Route Talks: Salt of the Earth

Tuesday 1/15 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.

Before it became a staple in every kitchen pantry, salt was extremely valuable and economies were based on its production and trade. Let’s crisscross the globe with one of the world’s principal trading commodities. ($45)

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

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Meet the Ladies

Meet the Ladies

Saturday 1/26 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

In true grand manner style, tour the Huntington’s portrait galleries and discover the real life stories of the women depicted before preparing and enjoying a Georgian feast. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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image: Penelope (Pitt), Viscountess Ligonier, Thomas Gainsborough, 1770, oil on canvas / Jane Fleming, later Countess of Harrington, Joshua Reynolds, ca.1778-1779, oil on canvas / The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens