About: Maite Gomez-Rejón

I have 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 I've worked in the education departments of such renowned museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa; and have worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007, I founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction, which I teach at museums across the country. My blog, Cooking Art History, appears in The Huffington Post.

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Posted in Art, Education, J. Paul Getty Museum

Chocolate, The Food of the Gods

chocolate-avocado cake with ganache

Eating chocolate, from Moctezuma to Marie-Antoinette. More»

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The Ancient Wisdom of Aphrodisiacs

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Tickle your tongue with this seductive cocktail based on ancient aphrodisiacs. More»

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      Peacocks were imported into Rome and bred there as exotic pets, sacred animals, and extravagant delicacies (especially the tongues!). 

      They represented immortality, and were often a status symbol. Painted on the wall, this peacock keeps watch over a garden.

      02/28/15

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