Romance and Revenge: Aphrodisiacs and Female Poisoners

Posted by A69143a5 tiny Jen Messier on jan 5, 2015 under Event

Each month, our Masters of Social Gastronomy talks explore the history, science, and stories behind a curious food topic. Up this month: aphrodisiacs and poison!

Every culture has a long history of aphrodisiacs - love-inducing and libido-promoting foods, ranging from the commonplace to the esoteric. Is chocolate the rightful king of Valentine's Day, or could we do better with a tiger's unmentionables? Let's trace the history of these foxy foods and see what science has to say about their amorous assertions.

First comes loves, then comes marriage, then comes a little bit of rat poison in their coffee cup. When love goes wrong, out comes the Victorian obsession with female poisoners: delicate and seductive, the ladies made headlines in the age of yellow journalism for offing their lovers with poisoned food. Come hear their stories and discover their idea of the perfect dinner date.

Very important details
When: Wednesday, January 28, doors at 7:30pm, talks at 8
Where: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn NY
Free, 21+ 


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