The Masters of Social Gastronomy Present: A History of Drunkenness at Kings County Distillery
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.
Soma was born in the South, is what someone from the North would say. He co-founded the Brainery, is the sciencey half of Masters of Social Gastronomy, and plans on getting married to Waffle House. In his more droll moments he is a tragic sellout to higher ed as a professor of data journalism at Columbia University's journalism school.
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The Masters of Social Gastronomy and Kings County Distillery invite you to a night of talks on getting drunk!
Soma will unravel the science behind inebriation, from the moment the alcohol hits your lips to your next-day regrets. We'll break down "beer before liquor," red wine's affection for hangovers, and other boozy old wives' tales.
For those needing a reason to knock a few back, Sarah will pull back the veil on the history of drinking games. She'll tell tales of the Greeks flinging wine at each other in games of skill, to the American practice of "toasting," which instigated the prohibition movement.
During storytime, Sarah will clue you in on the best drinking game ever, The Hour That God Forgot: an annual, Daylight Savings-themed Power Hour that will become a holiday tradition of your own. Soma will cover the history of that standard-bearer of game-based alcohol, the red Solo cup.
As an added bonus, Kings County will be providing tiny tastings of 3 their whiskeys. A bar will be available with cash or credit card. 21+ only.
This talk will be held at Kings County Distillery, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the 299 Sands Street entrance. Entrance details will be provided the day before the event. 21+ only. This event will be a mix of seating and standing room. Doors will open at 6:30, with talks beginning around 7pm.