Taste of Art

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.

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.






Partner Programs

The Wonder Kitchen (Nappa Cabbage Kimchi & Coconut Golden Milk)
The CouchPota.doh! (Bolón de Verde and Quáker)
The Flying V Poutinerie (Canadian Butter Tart) 
Jenny’s Kuali   (Tumeric Pancakes)
Café the Lodge (Cuban Sandwich)
The TasteSmokers  (Collard Greens)
Made by Lino/Lit Coffee Roastery & Bakeshop  (Pan de Batata)
The Kellyn Foundation (Black Bean Salsa)
The Kellyn Foundation (Mofongo & Caribbean Stew)

Additional Videos

The Art of Mexican Mole & Frida Kahlo
Chocolate & Pinhole Camera
Composed Salad - Thinking Through Drawing
Cocktails with a Curator: Ellsworth Kelly & Craft Martini

Press Release

LUAG Awarded Federal Grant for Program that Fosters Community Connections


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.