Sarah Lohman, an author, blogger, food historian, and museum educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, ate like a tenement dweller for a week in 2009 by following an 1877 pamphlet titled “Fifteen Cent Dinners.” She also lived as a 19th century Irish maid for a day. During her lecture, Lohman will discuss what domestic life looked like for immigrant families in New York City tenements.
Lohman’s book, “Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine,” explores the unique culinary history of America and how immigrant groups shaped the way Americans eat today. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.