Culinary Historians | Mexico's Early Cookbooks
Join Maite Gómez-Rejón of ArtBites in exploring early Mexican recipes. Read between the lines of colonial kitchen manuscripts, the first printed cookbooks post Independence through the Revolution in the early 20th century. Discover the shifting attitudes toward food, from a status marker and divider of classes to a tool for unifying the country and creating a unique national identity.
Maite Gómez-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 and universities 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 Hyperallergic, and interviewed on KCRW's Good Food, NPR's Splendid Table and the BBC’s The Food Programme. 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.