Taste of Art with Couchpota.doh!

April 18, 2023 7:00PM

Join us as we travel south to Ecuador to immerse ourselves in culture and delicious food. For this program we will be joined by Bethlehem's own Couchpota.doh!, bringing a taste of home to the Christmas City. Featured recipes include Bolón de Verde brought to us by Couchpota.doh!, and a Ecuadorian inspired cocktail or mocktail called Cuàker. We will also discuss aritist Oswaldo Guayasamín who is considered one of the most important and famous artists in Ecuador. In his life, he made over 13,000 paintings and held more than 180 exhibitions all over the world. Couchpota.doh!'s recipes are authentic Ecuadorian cuisine made by wife and husband team William and Marylou who have started this venture with a food truck and now have a brick and mortar space that feels like home. 

Read a recent article about Couchpota.doh! in Lehigh's student newspaper the Brown and White.

Taste of Art weaves culture and history together by pairing cuisine and recipes from the local SouthSide Bethlehem community with works of art from LUAG’s permanent collection. Through interactive lectures, DIY- at-home tastings, storytelling, and discussion, individuals of all ages and backgrounds will experience the intersection of art, cultural heritage, and cuisine. Interactive lectures and cooking demos are offered in partnership with Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites: Cooking Art History.

Maite Gomez-Rejón is the founder of ArtBites. She has dedicated her career to exploring the nexus of art and culinary history through lectures, cooking classes, and tastings presented in museums across the country and through videos on her YouTube channel – ArtBites: Cooking Art History. 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. She has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine, and interviewed on KCRW's Good Food and NPR's Splendid Table. She is also a contributor to Life & Thyme, Eaten Magazine, Gastro Obscura, and other publications. Her essay, “Mexico's Early Cookbooks,” appears in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. For more info visit www.artbites.net.

This workshop will take place over zoom.

To register and reserve your Taste of Art Kit click here. 

A limited number of kits will be available for pick-up from the CouchPota.doh! Kitchen during business hours on a first come-first serve basis. The restaurant is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 5 pm-12 am and will include a $5 off coupon! 


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, American Rescue Plan for Museums and Libraries.

Este proyecto ha sido posible en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas, Plan de Rescate Americano para Museos y Bibliotecas.


Image: Oswaldo Guayasamín. Ecuadorian, 1919 - 1990. La Luna. 1989. Lithograph on paper. Ralph L. Wilson '21 Endowment II Purchase. LUG 92 1012 L.