Food History Horror Stories: Witches, Poisoners, and Puritans (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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In this online talk, we'll be leaning in to the macabre with three scary stories from food history.

Sarah investigates the fungus that many scholars believe caused the Salem Witch Trials, how brewers became the architype for classic witches, and why when women murder they choose poison--along with stories of some of the most infamous poisoners of the 19th century!

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