Category Archives: Classes

A Little Romance

A Little Romance

Saturday 6/1 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

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)

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image: Temple of Love, Jacque Ange Gabriel, ca. 1765, stone from Porchefontaine, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Art of Distillation

The Art of Distillation

Friday 5/10 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Join Maite in the first in a series of evening programs at the Huntington!

Start the evening in the library’s reading room to look through and discuss what is possibly the earliest detailed book on distillation, The Art of Distillation, authored by English physician John French and first published in London in 1651. After exploring the book, participate in a cocktail-making workshop. Bread, cheese and nuts provided.

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image from The art of distillation: or, A treatise of the choicest spagyrical preparations, experiments, and curiosities, performed by way of distillation…” by John French

Five Sips

Five Sips

Saturday 5/11 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Explore the important role of beer, wine, coffee, tea and spirits – five of the beverages that changed the world – through the Huntington’s collection. After the tour, use each beverage as an ingredient in a hands-on cooking class. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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image: Coffee House in Salisbury Market, Thomas Rowlandson, British, 1784, pen and watercolor, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Trade Route Talks: Sublime Saffron

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Trade Route Talks: Sublime Saffron

Tuesday 4/16 at 7:00pm 

The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories

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. ($45)

Classes meet at The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories
395 Santa Monica Place #329
Santa Monica, CA 90041

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