Gourmand Library

Please scroll down to see recipes in the following categories: Tea and Drinks, Main Courses, Small Plates, Soups, Desserts, Jams, Pickles and Preserves.

Seasonal Favorites

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Allspice | AniseAsafoetidaBay Leaf | Black Pepper | Cardamom | Chili Pepper | Cinnamon | Clove | Coriander | CuminCurry Leaves | Ginger | Mustard Seeds | Nutmeg | Orange Blossom Water | Pink Pepper | Pomegranate MolassesRosewater | Spice BlendsSaffronStar Anise | Tonka BeanVanillaViolet | White Pepper

Reviews of gourmand fragrances can be found via Perfume Reviews by Note : Gourmand.

Tea and Drinks

Main Courses

Small Plates



Jams and Pickles

Essays on Flavor and Fragrance

From the Archives

Latest Comments

  • Figuier in Recommend Me a Perfume : June: Oh, and looking at your list of favourites, maybe CDG Daphne is worth a try – a weird, rich perfumed cacophany that is somehow very compelling! June 30, 2015 at 5:13am

  • Figuier in Recommend Me a Perfume : June: I just commented above to suggest Theo Fenell’s Scent – its cumin is noticeable…Also Bigarade Concentree, which has cumin and cardamom. June 30, 2015 at 5:07am

  • Brainfodder in Recommend Me a Perfume : June: Hello all, I’m being greedy – I have three questions! I finally bought a 75ml bottle of 31 Rue Cambon – it’s so beautiful, it feels just right, and its… June 30, 2015 at 5:06am

  • Figuier in Recommend Me a Perfume : June: Like Tomate says, skank is a very personal thing, so hard to calibrate recommendations, but you might like to try Theo Fennell’s Scent, which is available steeply discounted on quite… June 30, 2015 at 5:06am

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