The Gourmandise Blog

Food & Recipes, Travel & Culture · May 30, 2018

Before we dive into our list of favorite meze spots about town, we thought you would enjoy a collection of recipes that Chef John created. The centerpiece of this meze table is the Kefte, or lamb meatballs, which are simple to assemble ahead of time and cook off just before your guests knock on the door (or uninvited folks curious about the wondrous aromas wafting about) and accompanying spiced labneh for dipping…read more

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Food & Recipes · March 20, 2018

A Collection of Passover Macaroons

Our in-house Chocolatier Ruth Kennison brought us three new recipes (one that you make in a skillet)! to delight your guests. 

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Articles, Newsletter · March 15, 2018

Coming soon…

In a few short weeks, we will be opening our newer, larger space. It’s just a few yards away from the kitchen you’ve grown to love, only this one will house two classrooms, a larger storefront (stocked with more chocolate and locally milled flours than ever before) and a sweet…

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Newsletter · January 17, 2018

The Sweetest Valentine’s Day Gifts from Santa Monica’s Independent Cooking School

The Gourmandise School shares a few ways to get romance cooking in the kitchen with the perfect selection of experience gifts.

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Food & Recipes · December 21, 2017

5 Classic Kitchen Must-Haves for Gift Ideas

Stumped about whether to get the sold-out computerized coffee maker or spaceship-shaped pressure cooker? We prefer good, classic tools and ingredients to make your kitchen and cooking shine. Here’s five of our favorites, some of which you can purchase at Gourmandise.

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