Tuesday, May 20th – Doors at 7:30pm, talks start at 8pm
FREE FREE FREE, 21+ RSVP please
Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street in Gowanus
Every month, Masters of Social Gastronomy Sarah and Soma take on the history and science behind some of your favorite foods. This month, MSG takes to the high seas to explore the culinary world of drunken sailors, seventeenth-century pirates, and the modern-day cruise ships that rule the waves.
We’ll be trumpeting the salty secrets of maritime alcohol: the legendary rum rations of the Royal Navy, the invention of the gin and tonic, and how you come down with a case of scurvy.
And when it comes to food, how did we get from surviving on dried beef and hard tack to the elaborate all-you-can eat buffets of today? From Booze Cruises to the Love Boat, the Midnight Buffet to viral food poisoning, we’ll learn about the magnificent accomplishments of feeding a 3,000 passenger ocean liner–as well as the horrors that can be found in a kitchen at sea.