The Influences of American Food, Distillers of Yesteryear, Gingerbread & Beer, + Photography Allowed
Brooklyn Historical Society is hosting this enticing conversation about immigrant stories and how they have influenced and ultimately created American cuisine. The panel will be led by food historian Sarah Lohman in celebration of the release of her new book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, and feature local New York chefs Jonathan Wu (Fung Tu) and Mario Carbone (Carbone).
Colin Spoelman, the co-founder of Kings County Distillery, will be talking about the historic New York distilling culture, including the infamous Whiskey Wars of 1869. Many of these stories are featured in his new book Dead Distillers, and he will introduce you to long-passed distillers and moonshiners at the chapel at Greenwood Cemetery, where many of the liquor-makers are buried.
One of the greatest things to do during the holidays is to let your creative juices flow and build a beautiful (and edible) gingerbread house. It's even better when you do that over a pint of beer! Chelsea Craft Brewing in the Bronx is throwing a gingerbread house-making party and tickets include all the supplies needed plus a pint of beer.
Normally the Tenement Museum does not allow photography on their tours of an old historic tenement building. But for one night only, they are allowing you to snap away to your heart's content. You can act like Jacob Riis while never forgetting the difficult living and working conditions that are revealed in this five-story apartment building.