Category Archives: May

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 exploring the evolution of spirits from medicinal use to recreational consumption. View the earliest detailed book on distillation, The Art of Distillation, by English physician John French in 1651, Jerry Thomas’s How to Mix Drinks: or The Bon Vivant’s Companion of 1862, and more. Participate in a cocktail-making workshop. Light snacks provided. ($65 members; $80 non-members)

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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

Cookbook Club: Joyce Chen Cook Book

Cookbook Club: Joyce Chen Cook Book

Saturday 5/18 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

New School of Cooking Pasadena

Each month we discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s cooking this month:

Joyce Chen Cook Book, 1962
When Joyce Chen opened her first restaurant in Cambridge, MA in 1958 she introduced Chinese food to the American public. In 1962 she released her first cookbook, Joyce Chen Cook Book, with recipes using familiar ingredients, cooking tips, and important culinary traditions. In addition to being a restaurateur and author, Chen was a chef, television personality and entrepreneur. Let’s explore her story and prepare a feast. ($115)

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

Though reading the book prior to each class date is not necessary, it is available for sale here.

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