Tag Archives: lacma

Simple Carrot Soup

carrot soup

Simple Carrot Soup

Native to Iran and Afghanistan, carrots have been cultivated since antiquity. Throughout the Middle Ages, carrots were produced in a variety of colors, including purple, black, white, green, yellow and red. The first recorded cultivation of an orange carrot did not occur until the 16th century in the Netherlands – the orange color was made popular as an emblem of the House of Orange and the struggle for Dutch independence.

After looking at art from the Dutch Golden Age at LACMA with a group of kids over the weekend, we prepared this simple carrot soup along with Gouda grilled cheese and lemon cake with macerated strawberries. I wish I had leftovers.

8 large carrots, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1 shallot, peeled and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth
zest of one lemon
1 ½ cup milk
juice of half a lemon, optional
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
fresh herbs for garnish (thyme, basil, tarragon or chives)

Peel and slice the carrots. Set aside. Dice the shallot, chop the garlic and place in a separate bowl.

Heat the butter in a large pot set over medium-low heat. When the butter melts add the shallot and garlic and stir until the shallot softens. Add the carrot and lemon zest and stir for about one minute. Add the chicken broth, bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until the carrots are tender. Remove from heat.

Blend the carrots until smooth using an immersion blender or regular blender. Add the milk and, if you’d like, the juice of half a lemon. Stir to combine. Add nutmeg, salt, and pepper to taste.

Reheat soup, add more chicken broth if it is too thick. Serve garnished with fresh herbs.

Serves 6

All About Nature – just for kids!

All About Nature – just for kids!

Sunday 8/5 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

LACMA and ArtBites Pop-up

Discover how the natural world has inspired artists throughout the centuries at LACMA before heading to the ArtBites Pop-up Kitchen to prepare a vegetarian meal.

Menu may include:
Simple Green Salad
Grilled Zucchini with Citrus Dressing
Avocado and Tomato Pasta
Cocoa Nib Ice Cream

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.

10% of the proceeds of this class will go to RAICES.

register here

image: Flower Day (Día de las Flores), Diego Rivera, 1925, oil on canvas, LACMA

Cur-ATE: Exploring Nature

Cur-ATE: Exploring Nature

Tuesday 8/7 at 6:00pm

LACMA

Discover how artists throughout the centuries have depicted nature in art in an after hours tour with Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites. Then, meet with Chef Fernando Darin in the Ray’s & Stark Bar kitchen garden before enjoying a seasonal vegan meal. ($100 members/$134 with wine-tasting; $110 non-members/$144 with wine-tasting)

1st Course
Heirloom Tomato in Textures
Wine Pairing: Schramsberg Blanc De Blanc, 2010 Vintage

2nd Course
Wood Fired Brussel Sprouts, Grapes, Hazelnuts and Green Goddess Dressing
Wine Pairing: Palmina Pinot Grigio, 2013 Vintage

Entrée
Beyond Meat Lasagna
Wine Pairing: Habit Red Blend, 2010 Vintage

Dessert
Coconut Tapioca with Peach Sorbet and Pistachio Brittle
Wine Pairing: Anna Codorniu Dolce, NV

register here

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT STARTS AT 6PM.

image: Primal Palm Garden, Robert Irwin, 2010

Pigment and Spice – just for kids!

india

Pigment and Spice – just for kids!

Saturday 8/15 from 10:30am to 1:30pm; repeats Sunday 8/16 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

LACMA and ArtBites Pop-up

Participate in a conversation of Indian art and food history while exploring LACMA’s collection of Indian art before heading to the ArtBites Pop-up Kitchen (a 3-minute drive from the museum) to prepare and enjoy a delicious and exotic meal.

Menu may include:
Vegetable Samosas
Chicken Tikka Masala
Basmati Rice
Mango Lassi

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.

register here