The Masters of Social Gastronomy Present: Hometown Booze at Kings County Distillery

Taught by Sarah Lohman and Jonathan Soma

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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. 

 

 

 
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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 looking at the connection between alcohol and place.

Sarah will explore the history of boozemaking in Brooklyn - find out how Brooklyn's earliest distilleries got cows drunk, the real deal on Prohibition, and what space robots have to do with the New York's "Whiskey Wars." 

Soma will be tackling country-specific booze, including why Scotland gets Scotch while all the rest of us just get this-or-that whiskey.

As an added bonus, Kings County will be providing tiny tastings of 3 their whiskeys. A cash bar will also be available. 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.

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