About this Event
Join us for a one-night-only EXTRAVAGANZA celebrating the release of acclaimed culinary historian's new book, Endangered Eating: America’s Vanishing Foods!
Books will be available for purchase at the event, and Sarah will be around after the event to sign. A perfect chance to take care of holiday shopping for that in-law you don’t know too well but you know they like food.
Sarah will lead an overview of the book, focusing on some of America’s most endangered foods, as well as the stories of the farmers, fishers, foragers, and shepherds that preserve them. We’re going to talk about LOST APPLES that have been REDISCOVERED. You’ll hear about North America’s first peanut, believed to have been extinct since 1930, PLUCKED FROM THE VOID and GROWN AGAIN. And we’ll talk about why these foods are going extinct, and how you can help save them.
She’ll pepper the presentation both with readings from the book and some very special guests! Sarah will be joined on stage by her other half (of Masters of Social Gastronomy) Jonathan Soma, amateur food scientist and Director of the Lede Program at the Columbia School of Data Journalism. And more!
We’ll see you there for a night of thoughtful food discussion and CELEBRATION!
Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. She focuses on the history of food as a way to access the stories of diverse Americans. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and NPR. Lohman has lectured across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. Lohman is currently based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Her current book project, Endangered Eating: America’s Vanishing Foods will be released with W.W. Norton & Co. on October 24, 2023.
Jonathan Soma Knight Chair in Data Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, where he directs both the Data Journalism MS and the summer intensive Lede Program. 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 Endangered Eating Sarah Lohman gives readers a new and powerful lens through which to view the past, present and future of food in America” –Dan Saladino, author of Eating to Extinction
“From sheep to wild rice, the foods we eat for both hedonistic exploits and sustenance have been going extinct; every time we breed a food to survive the rigors of worldwide transport, we lose all its delicious attributes. Sarah Lohman shares compassionate stories about the importance of these foods and outlines what you can personally do to ensure their continued and delicious survival. Lohman carries Twain's torch with her passion, love, and want to preserve these amazing foods for future generations.” – Jeremy Umanksy, chef and co-owner of Larder Delicatessen & Bakery
“[Lohman's] descriptions of unprecedented textures, tangs, and mouthwatering subtleties are masterful. Not just for foodies, this is an entertaining and enlightening account.” - Kathleen McBroom , Booklist
“[Endangered Eating] is enjoyable, entertaining, and meaningful…A tasty sojourn through the landscape of America’s endangered foods, served with a scoop of energy and a dash of hope.” - Kirkus Reviews.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Caveat, 21 A Clinton Street, New York, United States
USD 10.00 to USD 15.00