More Than Gourmet was founded in 1993 on the singular concept of producing Culinary Grade® stocks and sauces for the home and professional kitchen, founded on the authentic recipes, culinary tradition, and the teachings of the great French Chef Master, Auguste Escoffier. Escoffier essentially wrote the book on classic French cooking and culinary technique, and his writings are still the basis of all culinary education worldwide. In his most important book, Guide Culinaire, published in 1903, on the very first page, he states what has become our mantra:
"Indeed, stock is everything in cooking, at least in French cooking. Without it, nothing can be done. If one's stock is good, what remains of the work is easy; if, on the other hand, it is bad or merely mediocre, it is quite hopeless to expect anything approaching a satisfactory result."
Thus, 18 years ago it was our humble idea to re-create and make available to chefs and home consumers Escoffier's authentic recipes. We began with the mother of all mother sauces - our Demi-Glace Gold®, a clean label, Culinary Grade®, shelf stable product crafted without additives or preservatives. Over time, we have expanded our reach beyond this one product to over twenty. All products continue to be founded on the culinary tradition and teachings of the great French Chef Master, Escoffier.
We didn't create the recipes. We simply strive to be faithful stewards of them by producing classic stocks and sauces for the home and professional cook.
Many thanks to customer Todd F. from Atlanta for his review of our Demi-Glace Gold. Here's what Todd had to say: "You just can't do French cooking well without it and quite honestly it works well in so many other dishes maybe you should give it a try. I liken this to using hot sauces...if something seems a bit too bland, why not punch it up? More Than Gourmet has a wide array of demi-glaces for a variety of dishes and I would strongly suggest checking them out too! And if you're looking for savory then there's no need to look any further."