Cocktail Bitters: History and Tasting Edition

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Taught by Sarah Lohman

Dubbed a “historic gastronomist,” Sarah Lohman recreates historic recipes as a way to make a personal connection with the past. She chronicles her explorations in culinary history on her blog, Four Pounds Flour, and her work has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She appears on the Cooking Channel's Food: Fact or Fiction? and is 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy with co-founder Jonathan Soma.

Currently, she works with museums and galleries around the city to create public programs focused on food, including institutions such as The American Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Science, Boston, and The Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Her first book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, was published with Simon & Schuster in 2016. 


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This class includes everything you need to know about the world's most popular cocktail ingredient--bitters!

* A history of bitters and their link to Victorian medicine.
* A bitters tasting of two classic bitters, as well as three new, artisanal blends. We'll talk about classic bitters makers, as well as new brands.
* Tips on how and when to use bitters.
* A bitters-focused cocktail that's easy and delicious.
* A special sweet treat flavored with bitters.

Impress your friends and improve your cocktails by understanding this complex, versatile, and historic "liquid spice."

In this class, we won't be making our own bitters to take home; if that's what your looking for, check out the extended version of this class. 


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