From our organizers:
Masters of Social Gastronomy fearlessly takes on food topics, breaking down the history, science, and stories behind hiding behind them. Up this month: sushi!
Sarah will present a history of sushi in the United States, a bizarre story bathed in celebrity. It took a smash-hit TV mini-series to turn sushi into an everyday “American” food, and now American-style sushi is making splash overseas. Learn why we eat out sushi inside out, and the origins of perennial favorites the California and Philadelphia rolls.
Afterward, Soma will explore the science of sushi. Why is it okay to eat raw fish, and how does that stuff sitting in supermarket displays not send us all right to the emergency room? We’ll also take a peek at sushi rice, from crafting the perfect grain to the the carbohydrate secrets that make it so delightfully sticky.
Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door
Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.