The Grand Secret of Punch
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
This year, enliven your holiday party with a delicious, historic punch!
Punch is a time-honored tradition in New York, past due for a revival. According to The Lights and Shadows of New York Life published 1873: ”Punch is seen in all its glory on [New Year's] day, and each household strives to have the best of this article. There are regular punch-makers in the city, who reap a harvest at this time. Their services are engaged long before-hand, and they are kept busy all morning going from house to house, to make this beverage, which is no-where so palatable as in this city.”
In this class, we'll demo and drink, giving you the chance to make and taste three wintery punches. You'll learn how to make Charles Dickens' own recipe for an impressive, flaming-hot punch; we'll discuss the safety concerns regarding eggnog and look at several contemporary and antiquated recipes; and we'll try apple alcohol based cocktails that take advantage of holiday flavors and local ingredients.
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