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Gourmetting Globally: A Saucy Celebration with Saus.Guru

Welcome to the merry month of December

Where festive flavors meet culinary camaraderie. At Saus.Guru, we’re turning up the heat on holiday celebrations with a gourmet extravaganza like no other. Let’s take a delectable dive into the world of gourmetting!

The Origin Tale: Where Gourmetting Got Saucy

Gourmetting isn’t just about cooking; it’s a symphony of sizzling flavors and shared moments. Originating in Europe, it evolved into a beloved culinary tradition. While the exact origin is not precisely pinpointed, the concept of collectively preparing small dishes around a communal table has deep-seated ties in European food culture.

The essence of gourmetting is founded on merriment and interaction during cooking. During the 1960s and ‘70s, the concept gained popularity in countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland. It became a way for people to come together, relish delicious food, and underscore the social aspect of cooking.

The concept of gourmetting, collective cooking and dining, is something of all cultures, each with its unique twist. Here are some noteworthy variations:

  • Raclette (France, Switzerland): In France and Switzerland, Raclette is a popular form of collective cooking and dining. It revolves around melting cheese, which is then served with potatoes, pickles, and charcuterie. The word “raclette” is derived from the French verb “racler,” meaning to scrape.
  • Shabu-Shabu (Japan) and Hot Pot (China): Shabu-Shabu is a Japanese meal where thinly sliced meat and vegetables are dipped in a hot broth. The term “shabu-shabu” refers to the sound of stirring in the pot. In China they have the same concept but it’s called Hot Pot and also involves a hot broth for dipping meat, fish and vegetables.
  • Barbecue (South Korea): In South Korea, barbecue takes the form of collective cooking and dining. Diners enjoy a variety of meats and vegetables, grilling them to perfection on a built-in table grill.
  • Fondue (Switzerland): Fondue deserves a mention too in collective cooking and dining experiences. It involves dipping pieces of bread into melted cheese or fruits and sweets in melted chocolate. The communal sharing of the fondue pot creates a similarly cozy atmosphere.
  • Fondue Bourguignonne (France): The concept behind meat fondue, also known as fondue Bourguignonne, originated in the Burgundy region of France in the 1950s and ‘60s. The idea is to dip small pieces of meat, such as beef, chicken, pork, or game, into a pot of hot oil on the table. Guests skewer the meat pieces on long fondue forks and then immerse them in the hot oil for frying.

Tips and Tricks: Mastering the Art of Gourmetting

  1. Prepare a Variety of Ingredients: Offer an array of meats like beef, chicken, lamb, and seafood such as shrimp or salmon. Mix in colorful veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini for diverse flavors.
  2. Experiment with Marinades and Sauces: Elevate your dishes with different marinades and Saus.Guru’s signature sauces. Marinate meats beforehand for enhanced taste.
  3. Mindful Cooking Times: Pay attention to cooking times for each ingredient. Seafood cooks quickly, while heartier meats need more time. Keep an eye out to prevent overcooking.
  4. Create Flavorful Combinations: Encourage guests to mix meats, veggies, and sauces for unique creations like mini-burgers or savory skewers. Let everyone explore flavor combinations.
  5. Maintain a Festive Atmosphere: Enhance the experience with holiday tunes, candles, and decorations. Enjoy conversations and cooking together for a memorable gourmet adventure.

Ensure your gourmet station is well-equipped with an electric gourmet set, complete with individual cooking surfaces for each guest. Safety first – keep a watchful eye on the hot surfaces, especially with little gourmet chefs around. Now, let the culinary symphony begin!

Saus.Guru's December Delight: Gourmet Boxes Unleashed

This December, Saus.Guru is bringing gourmetting to your doorstep with three exclusive gourmet boxes. Picture this: succulent meats, crisp veggies, and the pièce de résistance – our artisanal sauces curated for the holiday season.


Gourmetting is more than a meal; it’s a celebration of flavors, togetherness, and the joy of creating culinary memories. As you embark on your gourmet journey this December, let Saus.Guru be your guide, infusing every bite with saucy brilliance. Spice up your festivities, elevate your gatherings, and make this December a gourmet extravaganza to remember. Cheers to saucy celebrations!

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