Each month, Masters of Social Gastronomy takes on a curious food topic and breaks down the history, science, and stories behind it.
MSG is brought to you by Sarah Lohman and Jonathan Soma and hosted at Caveat NYC. From strange meat to fake meat; from candy to artificial flavors; MSG takes on food's most fun, engaging, and controversial issues.
New shows the third Monday of every month!
This was out October live show, so we talk about Halloween and Daylight savings. I didn't edit it out because why not celebrate spooky halloweeen all year.
Slimy otherworldly organism that thrive on death or delicious forest floor specimans that contribute to a vibrant ecosystem? No need to debate -- for our Halloween MSG, we'll explore all sides of your favorite fungi!
We'll explore the darker side of mushrooms and their presence in historical folklore and fiction. You'll learn why Toad from Mario Kart is one of the most deadly mushrooms on the planet, what causes a "fairy ring," and when "toadstool" became an insult.
Then, if you aren't scared off just yet: basic lessons for mushroom foraging!
Culinary historian Sarah Lohman and resident food scientist Jonathan Soma are the Masters of Social Gastronomy. Each month, they fearlessly take on a curious food topic, breaking down the history and science behind what we eat.
This month's show: The Oldest and the Newest Foods! Tickets: https://brooklynbrainery.com/courses/the-masters-of-social-gastronomy-present-the-oldest-and-newest-foods
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The Secrets of Takeout and Delivery
Has the Coronavirus Pandemic changed the restaurant industry forever? From carry-out drinks to take-out fine dining, Sarah and Soma will explain the strange new word we live in.
Sarah will unveil all of the most adorable facts about the history of takeout. Did you that if you carried a tin pail around the streets of 19th-century New York, you could get it filled with beer, chop suey, and many other delectables? Gross/Awesome!
Then, Soma will dive into the surprisingly complicated economics and logistics of food delivery. What's the difference between using Seamless and calling in your order, and what kind of impact does it have on our dear Planet Earth?
And pizza expert Scott Wiener brings you the history of pizza delivery! https://www.scottspizzatours.com/
Next Show: January 27th (online)tickets: https://brooklynbrainery.com/courses/the-masters-of-social-gastronomy-present-arctic-adventures-and-frozen-food
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Meat Analogs! From Vegetable Scallops to Impossible Burgers
Sarah Lohman will give you a run-down of vegetarianism in the west. From Benjamin Franklin’s ”Tow-fu” to Dr. Kellogg’s commercial “Protose,” we’ll explore just how long we’ve been eating things that masquerade as meat.
At storytime, Soma makes tofu and jackfruit, and Sarah previews here new book. Follow along with her research travels on Instagram @fourpoundsflour
Then Soma takes the stage to talk about the IMPOSSIBLE BURGER! What's the science that makes it umami? What's a heme? Does it actually taste good and does eating it save the world?? All your burning questions answered!
Diners, Diners and Diners!
Each month, the Masters of Social Gastronomy take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind it. This month, that all-American institution: THE DINER.
Together, we'll uncover the history of the original definition of a diner and trace how it evolved to a requisite thousand-page menu. We'll learn about Greek diners and of two iconic NYC diners close to Sarah's heart: B&H Dairy and Nom Wah Tea Parlor. But don't worry, non-native New Yorkers - we'll be decoding the secret Waffle House language and stopping by Denny's, too!
And don't forget to join us the last Monday of everyone month for our live show at Caveat NYC.
Mini Episode: Diana Kuan and Asian Chili Sauces!
Diana Kuan is the author of the new book Red Hot Kitchen: Classic Asian Chili Sauces from Scratch and Delicious Dishes to Make With Them. She joined us on stage to define Asian hot sauces, why they're delicious, and why you should make them at home. Learn all about Yuzu Kosho, Sichuan chili oil, XO sauce and more! Then, try making these sauces at home with recipes from Diana's new book.
Join Masters of Social Gastronomy June 24 and the last Monday of every month for our live show at Caveat NYC!
What Goes in, Must Come Out: The Secret Life of Your Gastrointestinal Tract
What's the story with your microbiome, all those little microbes living in your gut? Soma takes apart the science behind the ecology of our insides, including laying down the law about pro- and anti-biotics.
Sarah reveals what studying the mouth and teeth of our earliest human ancestors reveals about evolution, and what the discovery of the World's Oldest Poop - officially known as "paleofeces" - tells us about the Neanderthal diet. Sneak peak: an authentic Paleo Diet includes cannibalism.
For Story Time, special guest sewage expert Kimberly Worsham will give us a run down on the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today.
Join us live at Caveat NYC the last Monday of every month!
Awesome zany history
How am I the first to review this? Super interesting, easy to listen to, great mix of food, culture, and history
Hard to hear
I hate to give negative reviews. I actually really want to listen this, but the sound is keeping me from doing that. I’m no audiophile or anything, it’s that I mostly listen to podcasts in my car because that’s when I have the time. And even if I turn the audio up all the way, I can barely hear the details of the conversations over the road noise.