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Cooking Art History: From Ancient Roots to Chinatown


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…


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)