Looks Good | Tastes Good | Is Good



Gourmet explores the fine art (and science) of delicious foods and in particular desserts.


Joie de Vegan


Joie de Vegan (JdV), a bakery in Durham, NC, creates delicious, animal-free,  wheat-free, mainly  organic desserts using local, eco-friendly  ingredients & packaging.  JdV caters to special diets such as  wheat-free and gluten-free,  dairy-free, egg-free, low-glycemic,  low-fructans, and individuals with  food allergies. JdV supports local  suppliers, farmers, vegan events and  restaurants, and other visionary  and community-minded food  entrepreneurs and bakers. Joie de Vegan gives  5%+ of profits to SEEDS  and Urban Ministries of Durham. JdV offers menu  planning consultations  for the above diets and can work with you to  create custom desserts for  special events. We don’t offer wedding cakes,  but we will make  cupcakes for your wedding!

I recommend this gourmet food establishment and invite you to visit their website here!



Chez Voisin


Chez Voisin is a family catering enterprise that creates authentic french apple tartes from scratch. We are planning to develop some new products and frozen  tarte kits to sell to restaurants and individual customers. Fruit leathers, trail mixes, and bagel spreads are also in the works. Our full line of products may include apple | pear | and nectarine fruits. We are also developing an all organic North Carolina ingredient policy and will be looking into special dietary need solutions.


Stay tuned to this page for future developments.



“A Matter of Taste” blog will be exploring the latest news in alternative ingredients used for gourmet foods. We are looking for substitutes to keep the flavor but reduce the manmade chemicals and fillers that tend to clog up our nutritional paths. We are looking for things that look good, taste good, and ARE good so stay tuned!