Central Park West at 79th Street
(between 77th and 81st Streets)
New York, NY 10024
Subway: B, C to 81st Street - Museum of Natural History
Tonics and Tinctures: Historic Remedies for Your Expanding Waistline
Tue, Jan 24, 2012, 6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Millions of Americans resolve to lose a few pounds every new year, but when did Americans start worrying about their waistlines anyway?
Join historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman, author of the blog Four Pounds Flour, for a look at how Americans traditionally tried to shed a few extra pounds. From William Banting’s “Letter on Corpulence” to “Fletcherizing” with John Harvey Kellogg, explore and taste some of the best (and worst) historic diet trends in America.
Enter at the museum’s 77th Street entrance.