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Trade Route Talks: Salt of the Earth

Trade Route Talks: Salt of the Earth

Tuesday 10/15 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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Trade Route Talks: The Bittersweet History of Sugar

Trade Route Talks: The Bittersweet History of Sugar

Monday 11/26 at 7:00pm 

The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

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.

Students are greeted with an 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

register here