Spicing Up History With the Brooklyn Historical Society

An 1852 illustration of Capsicum annuum. Image via "The Flora Homoeopathica"

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    Get your taste buds tingling with a dive into the origins of spicy food in America. The Brooklyn Historical Society is hosting a chat with historians, hot sauce makers and pepper aficionados to learn more about the history of foods with a kick and what adventurous eaters are trying today.

    Following the trail of spicy food in America will be historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman, Erica Diehl of Brooklyn’s Queen Majesty Hot Sauce and “Smokin’” Ed Currie, owner of Puckerbutt Pepper Company. Their conversation will be moderated by Steve Seabury of High River Sauces and the NYC Hot Sauce Expo.

    The talk will take place on Thursday, April 11 at BHS, located at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. The lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. and the doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for BHS Members. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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