ArtBites is a video series of small “bites” with educator and cook, Maite Gomez-Rejón, exploring the nexus between culinary history and The Huntington’s collections.
The Huntington's Avocado Groves and an Avocado Coconut Sorbet
Inspired by The Huntington’s historic avocado groves, Maite Gomez-Rejón shares some culinary history and a delicious recipe for avocado coconut sorbet.
The Story of Citrus Meets a Kumquat Paloma
Maite Gomez-Rejón explores the culinary history of citrus and The Huntington's historic orange groves, and provides a recipe for a Kumquat Paloma.
A Victory Garden Inspired Fresh Herb Soup
Taking inspiration from The Huntington’s collection of WWI posters and ephemera, and the evolution of victory gardens, Maite Gomez-Rejón shares nuggets of culinary history and a delicious recipe for fresh herb soup.
Bartolomeo Scappi’s “Opera” and Mushroom Crostata
Inspired by The Huntington’s 17th century copy of Bartolomeo Scappi’s cookbook Opera: The Art and Craft of a Master Cook, Maite Gomez-Rejón shares fascinating facts about this famous Italian Renaissance chef and a recipe for mushroom crostata.
Hannah Woolley's "The Gentlewoman's Companion" and a Cinnamon-Rosemary Cocktail
Maite Gomez-Rejón shares a cocktail recipe and delicious nuggets of culinary history about 17th century trailblazer Hannah Wooley and her book, The Gentlewoman’s Companion.
The 1862 Bartender's Guide and a Whiskey Cocktail
Maite Gomez-Rejón shares a bit of culinary history and a cocktail recipe inspired by The Huntington’s rare copy of the 1862 Bartender’s Guide.
Eunice Hooper and American Cookery
Maite Gomez-Rejón shares “bites” of information about domestic and culinary life in the late 18th century, taking her inspiration from The Huntington’s sampler made by nine-year-old Eunice Hooper and the first known cookbook written by an American, Amelia Simmons.
Tea Scones and The Gascoigne Family
Inspired by the conversation style painting, The Gascoigne Family, by Francis Hayman, Maite Gomez-Rejón provides culinary nuggets of information related to the history of tea.
Thomas Jefferson and America's First Recipe for Mac and Cheese
Inspired by The Huntington’s 1776 portrait of Thomas Jefferson, educator and chef Maite Gomez-Rejón shares nuggets of culinary history including how Jefferson’s trip to Europe resulted in America’s first recipe for Macaroni and Cheese.