Curry: A History
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.
New York City is the only place in the world where all you need to trace the international progression of curry is a Metro Card. We'll travel via taste with traditional Indian, British, Japanese and Caribbean curries from restaurants all around the city. Along the way, we'll trace the history of this pungent spice blend from the British Raj to American anglophiles, and we'll cook up an early 18th century recipe.
Whether you love curry or know nothing about it, this class will bring you pure joy.
(class size: 15, demo and samples)