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)
Celebrate summer in Artisseur’s original Richard Dorman FAIA mid-century residence with Maite as she traces the rise of entertaining in 1950’s America, and how modern architecture, furniture and objects played a role in home cocktail parties. Prepare hors d’oeuvres and libations that would have made Frank, Dean and Sammy proud, then enjoy the party on the spectacular deck overlooking the city to tunes by old blue eyes. ($150)
Limited capacity (14). Couples and singles are welcome. Must be 21 years of age and provide valid driver’s license upon arrival.
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.
Each month we discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s on the Cookbook Club menu this month:
Mexican Cook Book: Devoted to American Homes by Josefina Velasquez de Leon, 1947
Josefina Velasquez de Leon was an entrepreneurial author and teacher who traveled throughout the Mexican Republic holding cooking classes and collecting regional recipes. From the 1930s to 1960s, she wrote and published over 150 cookbooks on topics ranging from cake decorating to cooking for the infirm. She ran a cooking school in Mexico City, hosted her own TV show when television was brand new to Mexico, wrote a magazine column, and was regularly interviewed on the radio.
In 1947, De Leon wrote the bilingual Mexican Cook Book: Devoted to American Homes. Authentic Recipes from Every Region of the Mexican Republic, the first Mexican cookbook published in the United States, introducing the complexity of traditional Mexican cuisine (not Tex-Mex or Cal-Mex) to an American audience. ($115)