The Gourmandise School https://thegourmandiseschool.com Hands-on cooking and baking classes in Los Angeles for all skill levels. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 01:19:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://thegourmandiseschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/cropped-whisk-32x32.jpg The Gourmandise School https://thegourmandiseschool.com 32 32 HOW TO FEED A POD https://thegourmandiseschool.com/how-to-feed-a-pod/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-feed-a-pod https://thegourmandiseschool.com/how-to-feed-a-pod/#respond Fri, 11 Sep 2020 22:47:24 +0000 https://thegourmandiseschool.com/?p=24018 If you’re one of the millions of parents who are struggling with this new normal, we’re here to both commiserate and help. We learned how to cope on the fly last Spring and with the start of a new school …

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What Can We Do… https://thegourmandiseschool.com/gourmandise-what-can-you-do-food-equity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gourmandise-what-can-you-do-food-equity Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:55:59 +0000 https://thegourmandiseschool.com/?p=20885

We have been moved by the collective moment of observance to reflect on our country’s painful history of violence, racism, segregation and policies leading to civil and economic inequities and violence. In an effort to create dialogue and give voice …

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Where to Source Food Outside the Big Box Retailers https://thegourmandiseschool.com/where-to-source-food/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=where-to-source-food Fri, 17 Apr 2020 22:22:52 +0000 https://thegourmandiseschool.com/?p=20337 Dear Students, Thank you for hanging in there! Thank you for all your emails, questions, DM’s and awesome posts. Thank you, Angelenos, for STAYING HOME, saving lives, being wonderful and kind, supportive and strong. We cannot wait to see you …

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Small Batch Scones https://thegourmandiseschool.com/small-batch-scones/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=small-batch-scones Sat, 11 Apr 2020 16:21:04 +0000 https://thegourmandiseschool.com/?p=20218 We love big-batch baking, but when you can’t readily share your full sheet pan of brownies or 4 dozen cookies with your friends and neighbors and you’re craving something special, it’s nice to make things in small batches. We cut …

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Oven Roasted Potato Wedges https://thegourmandiseschool.com/oven-roasted-potato-wedges/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=oven-roasted-potato-wedges Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:56:50 +0000 https://thegourmandiseschool.com/?p=20170 Potato wedges were the primary reason for the “freshman 15” I gained at Syracuse, and they will be the reason I pile on a few pounds during the Stay-at-Home Covid-19. Ready in under 40 minutes with just a few minutes of …

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Matzah https://thegourmandiseschool.com/matzah/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=matzah Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:51:59 +0000 https://thegourmandiseschool.com/?p=20131 Here’s a recipe for homemade matzah. These might not be kosher for passover, but they’ll make your house smell incredible, will keep little hands busy for some time and make a fantastic vessel for chocolate-covered matzah over the weekend. Enjoy …

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Bread Camp Day 6 & 7: Sourdough Bread https://thegourmandiseschool.com/bread-camp-day-6-sourdough-bread/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bread-camp-day-6-sourdough-bread Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:48:40 +0000 https://thegourmandiseschool.com/?p=19514 Let’s break down the steps to make sourdough bread so it feels a little more digestible:

A SIMPLE SOURDOUGH RECIPE (FOR 2 LOAVES)

LEVAIN

  • 30g active starter
  • 65g water
  • 65g bread flour

Break up the water in the starter in …

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Bread Camp Day 5: Challah https://thegourmandiseschool.com/bread-camp-day-5-challah/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bread-camp-day-5-challah Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:42:20 +0000 https://thegourmandiseschool.com/?p=19104 We love this recipe for any day of the week- it makes a lovely sandwich loaf, is easy to braid and will get you challah-ing for more after tearing through these loaves!

CHALLAH

  • 1- ¼ cups 300g water
  • 4 eggs

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Bread Camp Day 4: Brioche https://thegourmandiseschool.com/bread-camp-day-4/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bread-camp-day-4 Thu, 02 Apr 2020 20:46:57 +0000 https://thegourmandiseschool.com/?p=18752 This, by and large, will be my favorite episode we will be posting because life would not be the same without bread and chocolate. This dough is rich and wonderful and needs to spend about 8 hours in the fridge …

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Bread Camp Day 3: Sandwich Bread https://thegourmandiseschool.com/breadcamp-day3/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=breadcamp-day3 Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:22:09 +0000 https://thegourmandiseschool.com/?p=18403 It’s Day 3!!! We’re so loving the photos you’ve sent us of your focaccias and milk bread buns. Shall get into sandwiches now? Let’s!

Sandwich loaves are very slightly enriched, and a good one will have a touch of honey …

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