Masters of Social Gastronomy: The Flavor Battles! at MoFAD

    Date: 02/25/2016

    Time: 6:30 pm

    Location: Museum of Food and Drink (62 Bayard St., Brooklyn)

    Price: $12 in advance, includes a drink

    Masters of Social Gastronomy takes on the history and science of imitation ingredients! Historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman will explore the history of artificial food, from medieval feasts obsessed with disgusting foods like “meat pitchers” to the “Poison Squad,” a team of early 20th-century chemists who tested the safety of food additives. Brooklyn Brainery founder Jonathan Soma will dive into the science behind artificial flavorings, tracking the work of flavor chemists and uncovering the secrets of Juicy Fruit gum. There’ll even be a sample-heavy showdown where you get to definitively decide if there’s any difference between artificial and natural flavorings.

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