12 Apr 2012, Posted by admin in DRINK, 0 Comments
DRINK: The Huntington’s (New) Historic Teahouse + The Museum’s 100+Years Of (Really Good) Marmalade Tales
If you live in Southern California, no doubt you have been to the Huntington Library. If not, you really should make a leisurely day trip out of it. The museum, in its luxury former (Henry E. Huntington) estate form, dates to 1903, but the San Marino property was originally a 600-acre working ranch with citrus groves, fruit orchards and various other crops. Today, it is still a 200+ acre canvas for inspired recipes.
Which gets me to some really great (semi-quarantined) marmalade made on the historic property. Get more on that + the Huntington’s great cookbook, which I’ve been flipping through with carnation petal candy anticipation for years, here. There’s also the restored Kyoto teahouse that was installed in the museum’s (also restored) Japanese Gardens this week, which itself is celebrating a century of marmalade moments on the property — complete with a dedication performed by Soshitsu Sen, the iemoto (grand master) of Japan’s Urasenke tradition of tea.
Yeah, time for some celebratory tea. And marmalade.