The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Celebrate summer exploring love stories from around the world and through ages as seen in Huntington’s permanent collection. Prepare a scintillating group meal using foods that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, would approve of. ($85 members; $100 non-members)
image: Venus and Cupid, Francois Boucher, 1769, oil on canvas, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The history of saffron cultivation and usage dates back over 3,000 years and spans cultures and continents. Take a trip around the world through the eyes of this exclusive spice.
“Trade Route Talks” are series of monthly discussions about agriculture, trade, and how our taste for foods have changed the landscape of our world. Students are greeted with a topical appetizer and, after the conversation, participate in the hands-on cooking of a dish which uses the theme of the day as the main attraction. ($55)
Each month we discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s cooking this month:
Betty Crocker’s Picture Book, 1950 Betty Crocker’s Picture Book shaped a generation of home cooks in America through its color photography, practical tips and useful hints. Discuss mid-century advertising and Marjorie Husted, the woman behind the iconic Betty Crocker brand. Prepare a classic American meal straight from its pages complete with cake mix. But from scratch. ($115)