From Thick to Thin: A History of Dieting
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.
From William Banting’s “Letter on Corpulence,” to “Fletcherizing” with John Harvey Kellogg, we’ll explore “reducing” in all its forms, as well as look at how the ideal body has changed over time.
We'll also taste some of the best (and worst) foods historic diet trends have to offer.