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TRADE ROUTE TALKS: The Bittersweet History of Sugar
16 openings available
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Tue, Jun 9 2020 @ 7:00 PM
TRADE ROUTE TALKS: The Bittersweet History of Sugar

Join Maite Gomez-Rejon for a series of monthly discussions about agricultture, trade and how our taste for foods have changed the landscape of our world. Students are greeted with a topical appetizer and, after the conversation, participate in the hands-on cooking of a dish which uses the theme of the day as the main attraction.



A commodity so common it is difficult to imagine a world without sugar. Trace the history of this sweet grass from classical literature, to slavery and the abolitionist movement, to the modern world stage. 

Sugar Paste Sculptures



* Please refrain from wearing colognes, perfume or scented lotions before class *


Maite's Bio:

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 the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum 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 and cultural centers across the country. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine, and interviewed on KCRWs Good Food and NPRs Splendid Table. She is a contributor to Life & Thyme, Eaten Magazine, and other publications. Her essay, "Mexico's Early Cookbooks," is forthcoming in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.


Thank you for registering!  Our classes are held in commercial kitchens, so please arrive on time in comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes.  No cell phones in class, please.  Please note that we do not offer refunds but honor a 48-hour cancellation policy in order to reschedule your reservation.

Ages 16 and up

16 openings available


Chef & Historian Maite Gomez-Rejon

Santa Monica Place