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Yum Yum MET Culinary Art Tour

From US$76.00
  • Yum Yum MET Culinary Art Tour
  • Learn about food-related art work from your professional guide
  • See how popular artists have linked food to social issues, gender and culture
Yum Yum MET Culinary Art Tour
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New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art is known for its classic works, iconic paintings and Greek sculptures. But this one-of-a-kind tour showcases the best of this top attraction's food-related art and may be the only food tour on earth that still leaves travelers hungry! Tour the galleries with your professional guide and learn about the feast-depicting paintings, kitchen scenes and other works of art that connect food to social issues, politics and gender. This unique tour is sure to whet your tastebuds!
What to Expect
Yum Yum MET Culinary Art Tour is an exciting 2-hour long walk through many of The MET's magnificent collections. Every stop has a story. Or two! Historical facts, art trivia, hilarious details, forgotten rituals, ancient cooking recipes, and techniques! As real foodies, we love not just eating food, but also talking food, sharing our food knowledge and celebrating with new friends!
The Idea:
Ever since Adam took Eve out to dinner -- or was it the other way around? -- humans have eaten mountains of decadent stuff!
As a matter of fact, besides scarfing down delicacies, they also carved food shapes in caves; constructed utensils from stone, ivory and wood; roasted antelopes in underground pits; baked poultry in porcelain ovens; got drunk with gods and lovers; foraged turf and surf for their family or cultivated the earth and sold the harvest to their neighbors; started wars and signed peace treaties to secure access to priceless spices; protected their secrets with apocryphal culinary symbols; celebrated victories with feasts and sought comfort in tragedies.
Regrettably, we are not lucky enough to nosh on all these historic delicacies. However, we are excited to rediscover these "foodprints" which have been left behind in various forms of arts & crafts. You're invited to a curated tour of the vast collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City, with food and flavors as our main compass!
Reviews (27)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Angelis is a true charmer, we had the best time with him. the tour was super unique and took us behind the scene of the Met. Angelis is a great story teller and he choose juicy interesting stories which kept us mesmorised, we were all...More

1  Thank maybre
Reviewed 2 August 2018
Pairing Art & Food

Get ready for the backstory of works you may have just given a passing glance to. Angelis brings all of his background, travels and life experience to the tour. He is well-researched & combines fun, facts and friendly banter as you pace your way throughout...More

Thank randif208
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile
Fantastic Foodie Met Tour

Couldn’t be happier with this tour. The Met can be a daunting place but Angelis managed to walk us through it quickly focusing on just certain pieces. His knowledge is extensive and his enthusiasm is contagious. He kept it interactive so my teenage daughters stayed...More

1  Thank MelodyGr
Reviewed 28 July 2018
So fun!

Angelis was a great guide and very passionate. We learned a lot and it was great to have someone navigate through the Met! We saw a lot that way.

1  Thank klasstwin1
Reviewed 14 June 2018
Yum Yum Met Culinary Art Tour

We had a great Met food tour with Angelis! It was the perfect rainy day activity, and he was able to squeeze us in at the last minute. Angelis is so charismatic and engaging, and the material was very well thought-out and researched. The 2...More

Thank DeeCoup314
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