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Gustus Vitae

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Trade:
Culinary Wanderlusts
Locale:
Venice Beach, L.A.

“Our gourmet seasonings faithfully capture different cuisines – bringing you (and the food you cook) the distinct aromas and flavors. It’s incredibly challenging to stay true to the many unique and exceptional cuisines of the world.”

What exactly does a place taste like? This is the perennial question for Frankie and Vanessa, the taste bud adventure guides at Gustus Vitae. See they think that people can travel to distant places, experience the world’s insane array of cultures, right in their kitchen. This, we’ll go ahead and tell you, ain’t easy. But capturing the sweet-spicy zing of Thai cuisine or the herbaceous riches of Bordeaux is their calling. The proudest culinary achievement to date is the one closest home: Taste of California’s got that sweet zest that’ll take you there with strawberries, lemon peel, cilantro and thyme. Feelin’ a little wanderlust-y?