The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Discover the fascinating history of afternoon tea. This tea party will include close observation of paintings and decorative arts in the Huntington’s collection. Then put your chef hats on and whip up scones, tea sandwiches, and chai tea from scratch. Ages 7 and up. (Fee includes one accompanying adult).
image: The Gascoigne Family, Francis Hayman, British, 1740, oil on canvas, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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.
August brings All About Avocado! Trace the history of the avocado – from a fruit first consumed in Mesocamerica around 5000 BC to today’s California avocado toast, and everything in between. Discover how this creamy fruit became a global commodity and participate in the hands-on preparation of a topical snack. ($45)