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Mid-Century California and the West Coast Cook Book

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Mid-Century California and the West Coast Cook Book

Saturday 3/17 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Richard Dorman House Sherman Oaks

California is known for sun, food, wine, arts, crafts, and architecture. Join Maite in an exploration of the casual lifestyle that the state’s food and architecture introduced to the world. The discussion will focus on Artisseur’s 1958 Richard Dorman FAIA-designed home where the salon will take place as well as Helen Evan Brown’s The West Coast Cook Book of 1952, which laid the foundation to what became known as California cuisine. A simple, seasonal group meal inspired by the book will be prepared and enjoyed.

Limited capacity (10). Artisseur is centrally located off of Mulholland Drive, 1.5 miles from the Skirball Center. Exact address will be given upon registration.

about Artisseur:

ARTISSEUR is a Los Angeles mid-century modern architectural space with a look to the future drawing inspiration from the past; a concept of social and cultural affinity where art, architecture, nature and community coexist.

purchase book here

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The Cookbook Club

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The Cookbook Club

Saturday 1/13 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

The New School of Cooking Pasadena

Thrilled to start a new Cookbook Club! Each month a significant cookbook will be chosen for discussion and hands-on cooking.

First in the series is De honesta voluptate et valetudine (on Right Pleasure and Good Health) by Vatican librarian Bartolomeo Sacchi, better known as Platina. A best seller after it was published in 1474, it offers advice on diet and health and includes poetry and anecdotes. But perhaps the most interesting thing about it is that it was plagiarized from a 1465 manuscript by Maestro Martino, the pope’s cook. Little known today, Platina’s cookbook was unrivaled for almost 100 years.

Join Maite to discuss the cookbook and prepare a 6-course meal adapted from its regional recipes. ($115)

Classes meet at The New School of Cooking’s Pasadena campus.
525 East Colorado Blvd, 91101

You can purchase the book here but it’s not necessary.

registration info to follow

image 1: Pope Sixtus IV Appoints Platina Prefect of the Vatican Library, Melozzo da Forlì, ca 1477, Vatican Museums

Arts, Crafts, Cooking

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Arts, Crafts, Cooking

Saturday 11/4 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Discuss the Arts & Crafts movement in America through the special exhibition Tiffany Favorite Glass and the Huntington’s permanent collection. Prepare a group meal inspired by early 20th century American cookbooks from the Huntington’s collection. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

SOLD OUT!

image: Favrile Glass Fern Vase, Louis Comfort Tiffany, ca. 1900, glass, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Cur-ATE: Chagall and the Arts

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Cur-ATE: Chagall and the Arts

Tuesday 11/14 at 6:00pm

LACMA

Celebrates the power of music and the visual and performing arts in an after hours tour of the special exhibition Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage with Maite  before enjoying Russian-French feast at Ray’s & Stark Bar by Chef Fernando Darin. ($100 members; $110 non-members)

1ST AMUSE
SWEET POTATO LATKE, SEA URCHIN MAYONNAISE
2ND COURSE
SALMON TARTARE, PICKLED BEETS, CAVIAR
3RD COURSE
QUAIL “SUPREME”, PARSNIP CREAM, MOREL
4TH DESSERT
CREPES SUZETTE, GRAN MARNIER SABBAYON, ORANGE SORBET

Wine, beer, and cocktails will be available for an additional cost.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT STARTS AT 6PM.

 

image: Marc Chagall, backdrop design for Aleko: “A Wheatfield on a Summer’s Afternoon” (Scene III), 1942, Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, 1945, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Image © The Museum of Modern Art/licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY