Sarah Lohman, author of EIGHT FLAVORS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN CUISINE will be at the library for this very special presentation. She will be reading from and talking about her latest book; 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 a young historical gastronomist named 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.