Upcoming Events

Brooklyn Brainery Classes! I’ve got lots of them in the next month:

Oct 5 Pies from Scratch: Double Crust Apple Pie – learn technique + create a mini pie

Oct 12 Food of the Dead: A Culinary History of Funeral Food – from funeral potatoes to Midas’s beer

Oct 12 Candy: From Early History to Halloween – how our sweet tooth has changed


Saturday, Oct 22, 2pm
A California Culinary History of Curry
@ The Pacific Palisade Library, 861 Alma Real Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA

In 1899, four men from Punjab, India disembarked in San Francisco. They were the first of hundreds of thousands that would follow over the next century, changing the culinary landscape of America. From the Indian-Mexican cuisine of SoCal, to Ranji Smile, arguably America’s first celebrity chef, we’ll explore the history of Indian cuisine in America.


Sunday, Oct 23, 4 to 6 pm
A Taste of the Past with Historical Gastronomist Sarah Lohman
Dallidet Adobe and Gardens, 1185 Pacific Street, SLO.
$50, $35 History Center Members. Buy tickets here

Sarah Lohman is a NYC-based historian and author who connects people to the past through their taste buds. Her new book Eight Flavors (Simon & Schuster, December 2016) explores the history of iconic American flavorings from black pepper to Siracha. This October, Lohman is coming all the way to the Dallidet Adobe to share tales of the public programming she created for organizations like the Lower East Tenement Museum and New York Historical Society and give us a taste of the food history programs we hope to develop at the Dallidet Adobe. This unique afternoon also includes a tasting of historic recipes paired with local San Luis Obispo County wines.


Thursday, October 27th, 7pm
Theodore Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, and the Poison Squad: The Great 20th Century Food Battle

Christ Church 61 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY

Among Roosevelt’s many accomplishments is the creation of modern food policy, including laying out the ground work for the FDA. In this talk, historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman will paint the scene of the sometimes horrific food world at the turn of the 20th century and tell the stories behind the somewhat eccentric advocates for change. You’ll learn about how “Sanitary” became a buzzword akin to “organic;” why a group of scientists ate borax for breakfast, and what happens when you put a famous writer and an imposing president in a room together.


Book me for a lecture, demo, or private class!




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