Lunchtime Learning: Dry January and the History of the Temperance Movement (Online)
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.
*This is a live, online class via Zoom.*
The temperance movement gets a bad rap for Prohibition, but I promise you they had some great ideas. In this talk, we'll explore how this movement came about and just how drunk America was in the 1820s.
Then, we'll see how they descended into the alarmist propaganda that brought about Prohibition. Finally, we'll take a look at how the modern temperance movement has led to the rapid spread of dry January.
Tasty temperance drink recipes included for your sober month!