Brooklyn Boozehounds (Online)

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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. 



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The production of alcohol has long been tied to Brooklyn’s history, through commerce and controversy. Join Sarah for a booze-soaked journey through Brooklyn’s past and present, as she discusses the earliest applejack producers, Swill Milk, Whiskey Wars, and distilling’s triumphant return to Kings County.

Participants will get recipes for three easy hot cocktails and suggestions of local Brooklyn booze to make them with. Registration will also include a mini-gift guide that supports local distilleries.

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