The History of Bodegas & Bodega Cats - ONLINE CLASS
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 class will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Please take a few minutes to download the Zoom desktop/mobile app ahead of time at zoom.us. The meeting link will be sent the day before class.*
Explore the history of bodegas -- an essential New York City business -- and their connection to the origins of the city itself. Hear how wave after wave of immigrants – Germans, Dominicans, Koreans, and more – each left their mark upon the markets of the city. And bodega cats. Lots of bodega cats and their unexpected connection to the history of brewing.