Maite Gomez-Rejón

Culinary Culture: How Food Connects Us to Our Wellbeing, Sunday, May 7 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Maite Gomez-Rejón has dedicated her career to exploring the nexus of art and culinary history through lectures, cooking classes, and tastings in museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine and Hyperallergic, and interviewed on KCRW’s Good Food, and the BBC’s The Food Programme. Her writings have appeared in Life & Thyme, Gastro Obscura, Eaten Magazine, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latin American History. She has curated exhibits on the history of maize and cacao and is co-host of Hungry for History with Eva Longoria and Maite Gomez-Rejón on iHeart Radio.

Maite 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.

Books That Make a Difference: The Value Tales (obsessed with this series as a child and to date they are the books that have been most influential in my life/career).