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Chef Sarah Lohman

Soda Fountain Favorites

Chef Sarah Lohman will present a brief history on the rise of the soda fountain—focusing on their history in New York. She’ll also include the stories behind a few fountain favorites: the egg cream (with a look at the popularity of seltzer), Dr. Brown’s Soda (particularly Cel-Ray), the Lime Rickey, and the Purple Cow. Recipes included so you can sip-along!

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Chef Sarah Lohman

Chef Sarah Lohman (sarahlohman.com) is a culinary historian originally from Hinckley, Ohio where she began working in a museum at the age of 16, cooking historical food over a wood-burning stove. She graduated with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2005. For her undergraduate thesis, she opened a temporary restaurant/installation that reinterpreted food of the Colonial era for a modern audience.

Lohman’s first book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, was released by Simon & Schuster in December 2016. Formerly the Curator of Food Programming at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, she currently works with institutions around the country to create public programs focused on food. She has presented at The New York Public Library, the Museum of Science (Boston), and the Smithsonian Museum of American History to name a few. Her current book project, Endangered Eating: Exploring America’s Vanishing Cuisine will be released by W.W. Norton & Co. in 2021.