Spirits of America
Wollman Hall at The New School (66 West 12th St., 5th Fl., Manhattan)
Three authors of recently published books explain how rum, vodka, and gin have changed history and discuss the importance of these beverages today.
Patricia Herlihy, professor emeriti of history at Brown University and author of Vodka: A Global History
Richard Foss, instructor in culinary history at Osher Institute/ UCLA Extension and author of Rum: A Global History
Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, a food and drink writer and journalist and author of Gin: A Global History.
Moderated by Andrew F. Smith, faculty member of the New School Food Studies program.