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Cooking Art History: Sugar Baby

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 06.17.2014 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Sugar. Talk of it is everywhere. It's one of the leading causes of obesity and diabetes in our country. It is an ingredient so common to us that it is difficult to imagine a world without it.

Cooking Art History: Dining With Matisse

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 07.16.2014 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Matisse lived during France's Belle Époque. Café culture was at its height, and cafés were where artists came together to exchange stories, discuss ground breaking artistic styles, and eat good food. This good food has a history.

Cooking Art History: Savoring Silence

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 06.29.2014 | Taste
Maite Gomez-Rejon

The way we taste food is far more complex than flavor alone.

Cooking Art History: Sicilian Gourmet

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 06.01.2014 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

This rustic eggplant dish is inspired by Archestratus and includes my latest ingredient obsession, anchovies.

Cooking Art History: Cooking Canterbury

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 05.05.2014 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

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.

Cooking Art History: The Victorian Appetite

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 04.28.2014 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

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 are on my mind.

The Ancient Wisdom of Aphrodisiacs

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 04.16.2014 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Cooking and eating, like making love, stimulate smell, sight, taste, touch, and sound.

Cooking Art History: The Grand Tourist & Saffron Risotto

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Beginning in the late sixteenth century wealthy young Englishmen, grounded in a thorough education in Greek and Latin, began taking tours through France and Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization.

Cooking Art History: The Early American Foodie

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Though no stranger to French cuisine when he set sail, Thomas Jefferson's years spent in France completely revolutionized his culinary thinking and opened up a new gastronomic world for him.

Cooking Art History: The Aztecs

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Run to see Dining in the Aztec Empire for yourself, then head home to prepare a simple recipe inspired by the goddess of ripe maize, Chicomecoatl.

Cooking Art History: Leonardo da Vinci

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Let us pay homage to Leonardo da Vinci by preparing a roasted butternut squash dish.