Upcoming Events

To Book a Speaking Engagement with Sarah Lohman, please contact  Sarah directly at: sarah@fourpoundsflour.com


Hidden Immigration Stories of the Lower East Side: Sephardic Jewish Food Traditions
Henry Street Settlement,New York, NY
Monday, June 4, 6:00-7:30 pm
Program is free, but RSVP required by phone at (212) 766-9200, x2250 or at https://web.charityengine.net/default.aspx?tsid=10068

Join Sarah and Jessica Underwood Varma, Education Associate for Costumed Interpretation at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, in conversation about Sephardic Jewish food traditions.  Includes a complimentary food tasting of bumelos.


The Eight Flavors of American Mixology
Prospect Heights Brainery, Brooklyn, NY
Tuesday, June 5, 8:30 pm -10:00 pm
$13.  Purchase tickets here.

Inspired by her popular book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine,  Sarah uses eight different ingredients as a path to explore the history of American mixology, from the 18th century to the present day. This talk will explore the histories of juniper, citrus, nutmeg, ice, anise, grenadine, cola, and flavored vodkawith brief digressions into tea, bitters, eggs, hay, the “no flavor” push of the vodka era and Red Bull.


From Thick to Thin: A History of Dieting
Prospect Heights Brainery, Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
$13.  Purchase tickets here.

From William Banting’s “Letter on Corpulence,” to “Fletcherizing” with John Harvey Kellogg, Sarah will explore “reducing” in all its forms, as well as look at how the ideal body has changed over time.  We’ll also taste some of the best (and worst) foods historic diet trends have to offer. 



Umami: A Yummy Tour of Little Tokyo
Brooklyn Brainery, class takes place in Manhattan, see below*
Sunday, June 10, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm or 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$35.  Purchase tickets here.

In the past decade, the East Village has transformed from a post-punk wasteland to an east-coast outpost of Japanese culture. From Ramen to Squid, Bubble Tea to Curry, we’ll explore all the internationally influenced food Little Tokyo has to offer.

Which fast food chains have their only American outposts in Little Tokyo? What’s the difference between traditional and modern Japanese desserts? What are the three primary flavors of Japanese street food? The answers to these questions and more as you learn to eat in the neighborhood where New York and Tokyo meet.

*Note: We’ll meet in Manhattan, in front of 101 Astor Place by the Keith Haring sculpture. Tour includes four tastings of sweet and savory snacks. Vegetarian options are available.


Soda Fountain Favorites
Central Synagogue, New York, NY
Tuesday, June $15.  Purchase tickets here

Learn the stories behind three fountain favorites: the egg cream, Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda and the Lime Rickey.  Will include a demo of how to mix each drink, as well as a tasting!

This event is open to members and non-members of Central Synagogue between the ages of 21-39.




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