Taught by Sarah Lohman
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of American food as a way to access stories of women, immigrants, and people of color, and to address issues of racism, sexism, and xenophobia. Her work has been featured inTheWall Street Journal andThe New York Times, as well as onAll Things Considered; and she has presented across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. She is also 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy, a monthly food science and history talk at Caveat NYC, with Brainery co-founder Jonathan Soma.
Whiskey Wars, Swill Milk, and Illicit Liquor; the production of alcohol has long been tied to Brooklyn’s history, through commerce and controversy.
In this talk, we’ll wade through Brooklyn’s booze-soaked past, from the earliest applejack producers to the end of distilling during Prohibition. But the story of liquor in King’s County has a happy ending, and, through a change in legislature, distilling has returned to Brooklyn. We’ll talk about Brooklyn’s contemporary craft distillers, and even sample a spirit or two.