No, no, art does not “bite,” in the urban slang sense of the word.
To clarify, Maite Gomez-Rejón is back on the West Coast after a series of sold out classes in New York City and is leading a swarm of new classes: “Art Bites: Cooking Art History.”
After earning an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Maite moved to NYC and began a career in museum education. An interest in culinary history led her to complete the Culinary Arts Program at the French Culinary Institute. She proceeded to get on-the-job training in restaurants in France and Mexico.
“In 2003, Maite combined her love of fine art and culinary art in a class she designed for the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled ‘Art and Food: Looking and Cooking.’ There, she traced the history of food as seen through the museum’s collection and topped it off with a cooking component. It was a resounding success….”
Maite’s first local class “Jefferson in Monticello” is already sold out, but there is still plenty of opportunity, starting with “Rennaissance & Baroque Periods” at the Huntington Library on November 3rd, followed by Cur-ATE: Italian Art & Gastronomy at LACMA on November 12th and 13th.
“Rennaissance & Baroque” takes you into the Huntington’s collection of European Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures, then the class “heads to the kitchen to prepare a contemporary meal inspired by period cookbooks.”
“An American in Germany” will be offered in December at the Huntington, allowing a viewing of American artist Marsden Hartley‘s silverpoint drawings in the Bavarian Alps in the 1930’s, followed by the preparation and partaking of a traditional German meal.
“Often described as a cross between Rachael Ray and Sister Wendy, Maite founded ArtBites in 2007 in an effort to combine her two passions. Her blog, Cooking Art History, appears in the Huffington Post.”