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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 (34)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
A DELICIOUS New York City adventure

Thank you to Angelis for the most thoughtful, insightful, and fun culinary tour of the Met. I've been to the Met many times before but through Angelis's eyes, I have seen a whole new side of this NYC classic. The tour was a surprise gift...More

1  Thank _hettylmckinnon
Reviewed 6 days ago
Interesting, Surprising and Fun

I did this tour with two friends who, just like me, work in the food scene. We all found it so interesting and surprising. Angeli shares facts, curiosities and all the elements with such joy that is impossible not to feel inspired. Recommend and will...More

1  Thank Maria M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Yum Yum tour was delectable in every way!

Angelis was a wonderful tour guide who provided interesting insights into many pieces of art in the Met’s extensive collection involving food. I’ve been to the Met many times, but never through some of the nooks and crannies that Angelis led us through. I highly...More

1  Thank Jo W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Energetic tour by a fun guide

My wife and I heard about this tour from my wife’s Aunt. I am really glad that we took this tour. Angelis is a very nice, energetic and fun tour guide. Angelis took our group of 4 on an entertaining 2 hour “food” tour of...More

1  Thank Minneapolisdoyle
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great "Food for Life"!

Our Tour Guide, Angelis Nannos was very prepared, dedicated to our enjoyment and learning the relationship of food, and art and fun. His preparation was extremely thorough, and our personal enjoyment was contagious as we played guessing games, learned the story of each painting, and...More

1  Thank 1011traveler
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