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The Getty's celebrity chef series returns April 4

March 19, 2012 | 12:45 pm

Tuscan_sun_cookbookThe celebrity chef series is back at the Getty Center in Los Angeles as well as the Getty Villa in Malibu. The series, beginning April 4, connects food and wine with the collections and exhibitions at both museums.

The first of the series will take place at the Getty Villa and will feature Frances Mayes, author of "The Tuscan Sun Cookbook." The event will include a book signing and discussion led by Mayes on her culinary adventures and life in Tuscany, Italy, followed by a three-course prix fixe lunch based on recipes from the new cookbook.

While at the Getty Villa, visitors can tour the Roman-inspired gardens featuring fruit trees, fragrant annuals and perennials used by the ancient Romans in cooking. Daily tours of the gardens are free.

The book signing and lecture are free although advance tickets are required. The prix fixe lunch is $75 per person or $90 per person with wine pairings. For more information on the schedule of events in the celebrity chef series, visit www.getty.edu.

17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, (310) 440-7300, getty.edu.

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