Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine with author Sarah Lohman

Thursday, April 27, 2017

6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Cost: $15/pp

Lippitt House Museum
199 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906

Thu, 2017-04-27 18:30 - 20:30

Garlic and Curry: Flavors that Changed American Cuisine

Sarah Lohman, author of Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, talks about how food and spices introduced to the United States by immigrants changed how Americans eat. Sample a few long-forgotten recipes with a glass of wine.

Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine is a unique culinary history of America, offering a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat.
The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population which makes for a continually changing culinary landscape. But historical gastronomist, Sarah Lohman discovered that American food is united by eight flavors: black pepper, vanilla, curry powder, chili powder, soy sauce, garlic, MSG, and Sriracha. In Eight Flavors, Lohman sets out to explore how these influential ingredients made their way to the American table.

Presented in partnership with the Lippitt House Museum and part of A la Rhody, a year-long program exploring Rhode Island’s food heritage. Sponsored by Bottles Fine Wines.