Peanut Butter and her Nut Butter Friends! A Nut Extravaganza with Masters of Social Gastronomy

WED // NOV 24 // 07:00PM

Masters of Social Gastronomy returns to the stage with a nut butter extravaganza! Sarah has got the history of peanut butter's spectacular rise to popularity covered. And by special request, we'll do a deep dive into the biography of #1 peanut stan GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER. PLUS Sarah will reveal all the behind-the-scenes dirt of eating 15 different historical peanut butter sandwiches on Instagram Live. She'll share the Peanut Butter and Ham sandwich that made her weep real tears and make a never before seen on stage historic PB sammy. 

And with a world of other nut and seed butters to compete with (almond, cashew, sesame, pumpkin!), what'd peanut butter do to take the top spot, and how does the competition stack up against one another? Soma will take stock of the non-butter butter landscape, and then delve into their dark side: allergies! How did a beloved sandwich topping become a nutsona non grata on airplanes and schools, and what (if anything) is to be done about it?

THEN, we'll host our Third Annual Thanksgiving Pie Eating Contest. Can someone finally unseat Sarah as the pie eating champ?


Sarah Lohman is a culinary historian and the author of the bestselling book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and NPR. She has lectured across the country, from the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC to The Culinary Historians of Southern California. Her current project, Endangered Eating: Exploring America’s Vanishing Cuisine will be released with W.W. Norton & Co. in January 2023.

Jonathan Soma was born in the South, is what someone from the North would say. He cooks for fun, codes for hire, and has more hobbies than can dance on the head of a pin. His work has been featured everywhere from Gawker to The New York Times.


Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $5 livestream.


No outside food or drink is allowed.

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