From our organizers:
Tea! What is it? What does it mean to be a “milk in first kind of girl”? Why did Americans throw it in to Boston harbor? Why do most Americans drink coffee, but guzzle iced tea in the south? And where did bubble tea and kombucha come from? Sarah will reveal all the answers to your caffeinated queries.
Coffee! Is it going to kill you? Make you stronger? Both, simultaneously? Soma will pick apart the science of coffee and tea, weighing the costs and benefits of putting ground-up beans or dried-out leaves in a cup of hot water.
And if that isn’t technical enough for you, let’s talk tasseography – the fortune-telling technique of reading tea leaves! Ever had your fortune told at the bottom of a mug?
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:00pm
Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door
Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.
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 cooks for fun, codes for hire, and has more hobbies than can dance on the head of a pin. His work has been featured everywhere from Gawker to The New York Times.