Masters of Social Gastronomy: Candy!
Where: Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street in Williamsburg
When: Tuesday, February 28sth. Doors at 7
FREE with FREE SAMPLES
We’re kicking off a new bar room lecture series all about food! Each month, Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flour and Jonathan Soma of the Brooklyn Brainery will take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind it.
Sarah will talk about ancient candies with a connection to the present day: from the first sweet treats in Asia to the development of confections like Halvah, we’ll explore the story of candy from pre-history to Marshmallow Peeps.
Meanwhile, Soma will unravel the science behind all your favorite niche candy and show you how to whip up cunning imitations at home. From the explosive power of Pop Rocks and the spicy burn of Atomic Fireballs to the sour rush of Warheads and the soothing coolness of Orbit gum – it’s chemistry vs candy!
Help us help you by RSVPing on Facebook here. It will ensure we bring enough candy.
If you have a candy-related question, leave it in the comments on this post. Soma and I will answer them live on Tuesday. If you live outside of New York, don’t fret: we’re going to begin podcasting these lectures, so you can listen from anywhere!