Masters of Social Gastronomy Presents: All-American Pie

Masters of Social Gastronomy Presents: All-American Pie

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 7:30PM – 10PM
Where: Littlefield
622 Degraw Street
Brooklyn NY 11217
Cost: Free (21+)

 Each month, Sarah and Soma take on a curious food topic and break down the history, science, and stories behind it. This November Masters of Social Gastronomy tackles the twin pillars of the American pie kingdom: the gentle apple pie and its heavily-spiced cousin, pumpkin pie.

Think making an apple pie is simple? Not so fast! A trip to the grocery store yields a thousand and one varieties of apples, all bearing well-marketed and uninformative monikers: Gala, Northern Spy, Empire, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith. Learn the rhyme and reason behind the names and the categories, along with the history and science that got turned us into a nation of Red Delicious. We’ll uncover the magic each cultivar brings to the dinner table, and how to be sure you’re baking the best in your apple pie.

Fall also brings everyone’s favorite time of year: pumpkin spice season! We’ll learn about the all-American pumpkin pie and discover how this New World gourd combined with English pie ingenuity to become the classic Thanksgiving dish. Then, we’ll see how the pumpkin spice craze started and learn more about the complicated spices and crazy chemistry that make up this unique autumn flavor.

Huge thanks to Red Jacket Orchards for providing apples for snacking!

You absolutely don’t need to RSVP to attend. RSVP’s will help us to get a head count for samples and will allow you to get a reminder before the event, but you don’t need to bring a printed ticket for admission.

Doors will open at 7:30pm sharp, with talks beginning at 8pm. 21+, bring your id!

About Diana

Diana joined Livingfreenyc as a social foodie fluttering about the city until she learned of the place to party for FREE! An analyst by day, she volunteers for the South Street Seaport Museum in her spare time and enjoys anything and everything to do with live music, food events and the great outdoors.