Step back in time with us and imagine Brooklyn in the mid-1800s. Farms flourished and Flatbush bustled as workers harvested crops in the neighborhoods we now call home.
Join us at The Farm on Adderley for a meal inspired by the food eaten by the people who lived and worked on farms in the area. Electricity had yet to be delivered, so refrigeration wasn’t available – food preservation techniques were the key to ensure food could be enjoyed all-year long. Chef Tom Kearney is creating a four-course meal showcasing these practices and techniques.
Our guest for the evening is ‘historic gastronomist’ Sarah Lohman, who will provide a historical context for the food we’re eating and how Brooklyn – and specifically Flatbush - fit into the larger network of farms and food distribution in New York in the 1800s.
Sarah Lohman is an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and also works as a freelance curator, consulting with institutions such as The Brooklyn Historical Society and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens to create public programs focused on food.
Date: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: $69 / person (beverages, tax & gratuity not included).