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:
The West Coast Cook Book by Helen Evans Brown, 1952
With its push for using local, fresh ingredients, Helen Evan Brown’s West Coast Cook Book laid the foundation to what became known as California cuisine. Brown gave historical context and social significance to her recipes, transforming cookbook writing into a scholarly endeavor. Her 500-volume collection of California cookbooks were acquired by the Huntington Library in 1983. ($115)
Sign up for all three fall Cookbook Club classes at a discounted rate of $330.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Join Maite and 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).
registration info to follow
image: The Gascoigne Family, Francis Hayman, British, 1740, oil on canvas, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens