Buzzard Day Comes to Brooklyn
Taught by Sarah Lohman
Sarah Lohman is the author of Four Pounds Flour, a blog dedicated to uncovering the flavors of the past and using them to inspire contemporary cooking. Lohman is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she began working in a museum at the age of 16, cooking over a wood-burning stove. She graduated with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2005; for her undergraduate thesis she opened a temporary restaurant/installation that reinterpreted food of the Colonial era for a modern audience.
Lohman moved to New York in 2006 to work as Video Producer for New York Magazine's food blog, Grub Street. She currently works as an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and curates food-related events at museums around the city.
This class meets at our Court Street location
You're all invited to come on down to the Brainery for a good old fashioned craft fair and pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 18th. (This is drop in style, by the way, no one's going to make you hang out for 5 hours.)
Admission includes breakfast (all-you-can-eat pumpkin cornmeal and regular) games (involving bean bags), a raffle ticket, and the chance to hang out with some other really nice people. Get your tickets in advance, we likely won't have any at the door.
Why? Buzzards, obviously.
Hinckley, Ohio is a small town with a bizarre holiday: Buzzard Day.
The legend of this festival stretches back nearly 200 years, to the great Hinckley Hunt of 1818. Because of a sudden freeze during the hunt, the townsfolk were forced to leave behind piles of rotting animal carcasses all winter. But when those rotting corpses thawed in the spring, magic happened: flocks of turkey vultures descended upon the small town to devour the fetid flesh.
To this day, buzzards still return to Hinckley on March 15th. The following Sunday is affectionately known as "Buzzard Sunday" and draws a crowd of thousands to the local elementary school for all you can eat pancakes, games, and crafts. This year, we’re bringing the tradition to Brooklyn.
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- Buzzard Day Came (5 pictures)