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SARAH LOHMAN, Author–Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine

February 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.


The Fanwood Memorial Library fosters the joy of reading, the spirit of exploration, and the opportunity for personal transformation for all ages and cultures in its role as a community hub, a gateway to electronic information, and a refuge in emergencies. We offer the space, materials, and services that residents of all ages and abilities require to grow and connect to each other and the world. The library has been serving the community since 1903, and now continues its track-record of excellent library services into the 21st century.


February 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library


Fanwood Memorial Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, NJ 07023 United States
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