The Gourmandise Blog

Articles, Guest Blogger · July 19, 2016

Guest Blogger: Adventures in Gluten Free Baking by Stephanie Hamilton

When Stephanie Hamilton arrived for our Summer Intensive Session, we decided that she would blog about her experience, cataloging her hits and misses working with a variety of brands. In a nutshell, Stephanie’s done the hard work for you, showing you which flours work best for which techniques.

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Articles, Food & Recipes · June 8, 2016

Pate a Choux: The Most Versatile Dough in Pastry

There are a couple of superheroes in the pastry lineup; pastry cream, pie crust, meringue…but none are as versatile and easy to master as Pate a Choux, or cream puff dough.

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Articles · May 24, 2016

Starting a Food Business? Here are 5 Key Rules to Follow.

The only rule you should write down on a post-it and stick to your forehead is this: You should only be in this business if you can’t not be in it.

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Articles · May 18, 2016

5 Years of Sweet Gratitude

Tucked away in a corner of Santa Monica Place, now at the entrance of the Metro’s final stop, is a room full of gratitude.

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Articles, Food & Recipes · May 11, 2016

Aw, Shucks! Pass the peas, please.

Spring is special, with cherries and plums and hints of peaches about, but shelling peas marks the season for our youngest one and I.

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