Whether you are food-obsessed and like to marvel at still life paintings of fruits and vegetables or if lectures on food history and culture are your thing, here are some upcoming art-related food events around Los Angeles:
FLORENTINE FAMILY LUNCH: On Sunday, the Getty Center will host a four-course luncheon at 12:30 p.m., fashioned after the traditional Italian family meal with platters of food to be shared. The lunch will feature Prosecco, music from Renaissance Florence and a tour of the "Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance" exhibition. For those who cannot attend the lunch on Sunday, there will be another lunch on Dec. 16. $65 per person. For reservations, call (310) 440-6212. 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, (310) 440-7300, www.getty.edu.
PERSIAN JEWISH FARE: On Dec. 2, mother and daughter Manijeh and Saba Soomekh will present a talk at the Fowler Museum at UCLA on Persian Jewish food. The pair will take participants on a tour of Elat Market, a Persian Jewish food emporium on Pico Boulevard, to learn about ingredients and recipes. Following the tour will be a cooking demonstration and kosher-style Persian food tasting. $20 per person for Fowler members and $25 per person for the general public. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 308 Charles E. Young Drive North, L.A., (310) 825-4361, www.fowler.ucla.edu.