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

Spring | Summer | Fall | Winter


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

  • Wara in Damask Roses and Roses of Damascus: Victoria, Jillie and all the wonderful community members of BJ…i have been away from the community for so long and today, when i felt i could not stay away another… October 23, 2016 at 12:18am

  • Marilyn Stanonis in Reading: Victoria, you were so kind to encourage me to send my grandfather’s picture, and I appreciate that so much. I couldn’t manage to send it; no matter how many ways… October 22, 2016 at 4:41pm

  • Angel P. in Recommend Me a Perfume : September 2016: Hi. I’m a newbie about to do perfume shopping and aim at 2, so I’d like to ask for recommendations. My profile: female 25yo, like fragrances that are not too… October 22, 2016 at 11:47am

  • katherine x in Reading: Thanks so much for sharing Victoria. Your love and respect for your family is undeniable, beautiful and totally understandable! Gorgeous photo. And even if he is posing, it’s hard to… October 20, 2016 at 8:50pm

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