The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Back by popular demand!
Learn how English aristocrats of the 17th and 18th centuries spent months immersing themselves in the continent’s treasures. Hear how they returned home with art collections and with a new appreciation of cuisine. Prepare a feast suitable for an aristocrat. ($85 members; $100 non-members)
images: James Stopford, Pompeo Batoni, 1753, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
Explore the special exhibition To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800 in an after hours tour with Maite. Trace the art and culinary history of the Eternal City from antiquity through the Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment before enjoying a Roman feast prepared by Chef Fernando Darin at Ray’s and Stark Bar. ($100 members/$134 with wine-tasting; $110 non-members/$144 with wine-tasting)
Join me for a brand new 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.
Discover the loaded symbolism of maize and amaranth, the most important Native American grains. You will meet the pre-Colonial plants and the religious symbols associated with them, from their repression and means of social control post-conquest to today’s industrial packaged flours. ($45)