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The Huntington Cookbooks

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The Huntington Cookbooks

Saturday 6/3 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Using the Huntington Library’s collection of historic cookbooks as a guide, tour the museum’s collection of German, English, Italian and American books, paintings, and decorative arts before preparing and enjoying an international meal inspired by history. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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images: The Gentlewoman’s Companion; Guide to the Female Sex, Hannah Woolley, 1673, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

The Georgian Kitchen

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The Georgian Kitchen

Saturday 5/20 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Discover the changing world of Britain’s Georgian era through the Huntington’s permanent collection. Trace the social changes and political movements of the time and prepare a contemporary seasonal meal adapted from period cookbooks. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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image: Emma Hart, later Lady Hamilton, in a Straw Hat, George Romney, British, 1782-94, oil on canvas, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Cooking Art History: From Ancient Roots to Chinatown

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Cooking Art History: From Ancient Roots to Chinatown

This blog was featured in The Huffington Post on February 25, 2016.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has a fascinating and timely exhibit on display through March 21st, Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese-American Inclusion. Curated by Li Wei Yang, the exhibit provides insight into the early history of the Chinese experience in California and embraces the importance of immigrants in American society. The focus is on Y.C. Hong, an immigration attorney and political activist, who, together with his wife, Mabel, was largely responsible for the creation of Los Angeles’s Chinatown.

Early images of Chinatown naturally got me thinking about Chinese food and its history…

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Summer in France

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Summer in France

Saturday 8/22 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Prepare and enjoy a light seasonal meal after exploring the evolution of French dining habits through the Huntington’s collection of French paintings and decorative arts. ($90 members, $100 non-members)

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