Category Archives: May

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

The Cookbook Club: Francisco Montiño

The Cookbook Club: Francisco Montiño

Saturdays 5/12 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

New School of Cooking Pasadena

Thrilled about the ArtBites Cookbook Club! Each month we will discuss a significant cookbook and prepare a group meal adapted from its recipes. Here’s what’s on the menu this month:

Arte de cozina, pasteleria, vizcocheria y conserveria (Art of Cooking, Pastry, Savory Pastry and Preserves) by Francisco Martínez Montiño, 1611
The most influential cookbook of early 17th century Spain, it gives us access into what was prepared in royal kitchens of what was then one of the most powerful countries in the world. Montiño includes an early European recipe for potatoes, which he calls testicles of the earth. A fascinating document, it was reprinted for more than 200 years.

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 in Spanish here.

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English Tea Time

tea time

English Tea Time

Saturday 5/19 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Join me for this annual class!

Explore the history and traditions of English tea from the 17th through 19th centuries through paintings and decorative arts in the Huntington’s collection before preparing and enjoying a traditional afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and jam. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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image: The Gascoigne Family, Francis Hayman, British, 1740, oil on canvas, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens