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The Founding Foodies

The Founding Foodies

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Saturday 7/7 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Join Maite for a gallery tour and a discussion of how George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson influenced American cuisine and dietary habits, and prepare an Independence Day worthy meal! ($90 members, $100 non-members)

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Green Thumb and Salad Toes Gardening and Cooking Camp


Green Thumb and Salad Toes Gardening and Cooking Camp

Monday 7/9 through Friday 7/13 from 10:00am to 12:30pm

ArtBites Pop-up

If you’ve ever dreamed up having a green thumb and salad toes to make you a whiz in the kitchen, this camp is for you!

Spend five fun-filled days digging, planting, drawing, writing, harvesting, and cooking with educator and gardener extraordinaire, Martha Hall, and Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites.

Each day, children will learn about the amazing world of plants and discover what makes gardens thrive through lively discussion, game playing, and hands-on gardening. Children will harvest ingredients for a hands-on cooking class and culminate the day with a group meal enjoyed in the garden.

A summer well spent!

Registration is required as space is limited to 6 children. The camp is located in LA’s Miracle Mile area. Exact address given upon registration. ($400)

Ages 5 to 8

about Martha Hall:
Martha is a native New Englander and comes from a long line of gardeners and home cooks. A former coordinator at New Roads School and a contributor to Mommy Poppins, Martha now manages the Playa Vista Farmers Market and is an educator with Food Forward, teaching 5th graders about food waste issues. She has a BA in art history from Brown University and is the mom of two teenage boys.

about Maite Gomez-Rejon:
Maite has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York. Maite has worked in the education departments of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, and has worked as a private chef. Maite is the founder and manager of ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction which she teaches across the country. She has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine, and interviewed on NPRs Splendid Table. She is a contributor to Life & Thyme, Edible LA, and other publications.

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Sabor a Mexico: A Taste of Puebla


Sabor a Mexico: A Taste of Puebla

Thursday 5/3 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm 

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Discover the history of colonial candies from Puebla while participating in a hands-on workshop with Maite. Candies to be prepared may include traditional Camotes, Cocadas, Glorias de Cajeta, and Jamoncillo de Leche. ($30)



German Art and Food – just for kids!

German Art and Food – just for kids!

Sunday 5/6 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

LACMA and ArtBites Pop-up

Explore LACMA’s collection of German art before participating in a group cooking class and lunch at the ArtBites Pop-up Kitchen, a 3-minute drive from the museum.

Menu may include:
Cabbage Salad with Caraway Seeds
Grilled Sausage
Speculoos Cookies

Ages 7 to 12. Class is limited to 6 children and one accompanying adult per child. No drop off.

($80 includes museum admission for the child and accompanying adult, tour, ingredients and recipes. Museum parking is not included.)

Please note that though this class meets at LACMA it is not LACMA organized.

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image: Stilleben met silbernen Leuchter – Stilleben mit katzen (Still life with silver candlestick – Still life with cats), Max Beckman, 1943, oil on canvas, LACMA