Tuesday, February 28th: The Masters of Social Gastronomy Take on Candy

The Masters of Social Gastronomy Take on Candy
Public Assembly (70 N. 6th St., Brooklyn)

Welcome to Masters of Social Gastronomy! That’s MSG, of course, and we’re a new bar room lecture series on all things food.

Each month, Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flour and Jonathan Soma of the Brooklyn Brainery will take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind it.

This month’s topic is CANDY!

Sarah will talk about ancient candies with a connection to the present day: from the first sweet treats in Asia to the development of confections like Halvah, we’ll explore the story of candy from pre-history to Marshmallow Peeps.

Soma will unravel the science behind all your favorite niche candy and show you how to whip up cunning imitations at home. From the explosive power of Pop Rocks and the spicy burn of Atomic Fireballs to the sour rush of Warheads and the soothing coolness of Orbit gum – it’s chemistry vs candy!

This all goes down in the front room at Public Assembly, 70 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, and it shall be awesome and free.

Doors at 7, talks a little afterwards and plenty of drinks available along the way. You’re hereby promised lots of interesting anecdotes and impressive food facts.

About the presenters!

Sarah Lohman is the author of Four Pounds Flour, a blog dedicated to uncovering the flavors of the past and using them to inspire contemporary cooking. She’ll drink colonial cocktails at daybreak and eat a moose’s face, all in the name of history.

Jonathan Soma co-founded the Brooklyn Brainery and has an unhealthy interest in how foods work and the chemistry hiding inside. He’s a scientist, but exactly the wrong kind for the job. Unusual, exotic fare is his specialty, but his favorite food is grilled cheese from Waffle House.