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Maite Gomez-Rejon
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Maite Gomez-Rejón has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Maite has worked in the education departments of such renowned museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, LACMA and the Getty Villa; and has worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007, Maite founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction which she teaches at museums across the country.

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Cooking Art History: Sicilian Gourmet

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 3:48 PM


Thanks to a recent exhibit at The Getty (Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome) and a current one at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (Lost & Found: The Secrets of Archimedes), I...

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Cooking Art History: Cooking Canterbury

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 9:33 AM


A few months ago I was asked to develop a class around a group of stained glass windows at the J. Paul Getty Museum from the Canterbury Cathedral. (They're now at The Cloisters in NYC and totally...

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Cooking Art History: The Victorian Appetite

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 11:07 AM


As I get ready to teach a series of English-themed classes inspired by the Queen Victoria and Photography exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Princely Traditions and Colonial Pursuits at LACMA, tea, scones and spices...

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Cooking Art History: The Ancient Wisdom of Aphrodisiacs

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 8:38 AM


Food and sex are the most basic human drives. It's no wonder that aphrodisiacs -- food and drink with a reputation for making sex more attainable or pleasurable -- are named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite....

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Cooking Art History: The Grand Tourist & Saffron Risotto

(6) Comments | Posted November 10, 2010 | 9:10 AM

Walking through the J. Paul Getty Museum in preparation for a recent class, I ran across the Portrait of John Talbot, later 1st Earl Talbot by Pompeo Batoni, an artist known for his portraits of wealthy Grand Tourists during their stay in Rome. The elegantly dressed Talbot poses casually amidst...

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Cooking Art History: The Early American Foodie

(19) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 4:58 PM

I recently appeared on the Today Show talking about Thomas Jefferson and making macaroni and cheese. Since it was so brief, I thought I'd share a few more fun facts about this early American foodie.


Thomas Jefferson served as minister to the...

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Cooking Art History: Leonardo da Vinci

(2) Comments | Posted May 25, 2010 | 10:26 AM

After my recent classes on Leonardo da Vinci at the Italian Cultural Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Italian food and dining practices have been on my mind.

The significance of food in Italian daily life can be traced...

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Cooking Art History: The Aztecs

(26) Comments | Posted May 3, 2010 | 6:11 PM

I nearly did a back flip when, preparing for my upcoming Dining in the Aztec Empire class at the Getty Villa, I saw the Florentine Codex. Not a reproduction, but the real thing, back in the Americas for the first time in 430 years. Wow.

Also known...

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