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Saturday 11/10 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Discover Southern California’s architecture from 1920 to 1940 in the special exhibition Architects of a Golden Age: Highlights from the Huntington’s Southern California Architecture Collection. Prepare a group meal from Los Angeles restaurants menus of the same time period. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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image: Menu Design In America/TASCHEN

A Dickens Christmas

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A Dickens Christmas

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

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Back by popular demand!

Celebrate the holidays exploring the Victorian era of Charles Dickens. Discuss literature, paintings, and decorative arts of the era before preparing a contemporary meal adapted from period cookbooks from the Huntington’s collection. ($85 members; $100 non-members)

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image: Portrait of Charles Dickens, 1859, by photographer Herbert Watkins. 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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