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The Masters of Social Gastronomy Get Shelved: Preservatives and Convenience Foods

Posted by 6ff74e82 tiny Jonathan Soma on sep 10, 2012 under Blog Post

Masters of Social Gastronomy (MSG) is a free monthly lecture series all about the history and science behind some of your favorite, or not so favorite, foods. This month: preservatives & convenience food!

Why does your bacon clamor about its lack of nitrites, but your soda keeps quiet about sodium benzoate? Soma will unwrap our love/hate relationship with modern preservatives, and why we like to think keeping our food safe might kill us in the end. Learn to read the small print of food labeling with terrifying ease!

Convenience food! It’s evil, right?

Well, you may change your tune after Sarah’s Ode to Convenience Food in Three Parts: How Convenience Food Won the Civil War; How Convenience Food Almost Killed Us at the Turn of the Century; and How Convenience Food Liberated the Modern Woman.

Sarah is fairly certain modern society was built on the back of Borden’s Sweetened Condensed Milk, and at MSG, you’ll find out why.

This month’s MSG is on Tuesday, September 25, doors at 7pm. As always, MSG is at Public Assembly and is 100% free. RSVP recommended!

 

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