The Masters of Social Gastronomy Present: A History of Drunkenness at Kings County Distillery
Dubbed a “historic gastronomist,” Sarah Lohman recreates historic recipes as a way to make a personal connection with the past. She chronicles her explorations in culinary history on her blog, Four Pounds Flour, and her work has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She appears on the Cooking Channel's Food: Fact or Fiction? and is 1/2 of the Masters of Social Gastronomy with co-founder Jonathan Soma.
Currently, she works with museums and galleries around the city to create public programs focused on food, including institutions such as The American Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Science, Boston, and The Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Her first book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, was published with Simon & Schuster in 2016.
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, has more hobbies than can dance on the head of a pin, and loves Waffle House about eighteen times more than you.
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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.