19th century food culture

October 11 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

| $8

Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn

Tickets Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2598666

Absinthe is a wonderful distilled spirit whose history is shrouded in fantasy and myth. Tonight, join author Kellfire Bray as he hosts an evening inspired by his a personal exploration of absinthe, the legendary drink and muse of poets and artists, for Zelda Magazine. Mr. Bray will host an edifying salon devoted to what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious spirit, followed by a tasting of the formerly banned liquor.

When not sipping a glass of absinthe, Kellfire Desmond Bray splits his time between creating motion graphics, searching for the illusive vintage 48L suit, and trying to be a better gentleman.

Zelda Magazine is the publication of early 20th century culture, style, arts, film, music, and more, from the era of the historical Jazz Age to vintage lifestyle today. Published twice annually, Zelda features interviews, tutorials, and features on subjects from the time period and highlights the people and events who are keeping Jazz Age scene alive.

Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is canceled.

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Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.
Illustrated Lecture: Edith Wharton and the Food and Dining of Old New York
Descended from the city’s oldest Dutch and English families, Edith Wharton had intimate knowledge of the fading social customs of the early 19th century, Old New York, which she skillfully captured in numerous novels, stories, and her unforgettable characters. Her narrative details, of fashion, décor, etiquette – and food – are telling of the period and, more importantly, the social world of her characters. Using examples from Wharton’s fiction and non-fiction, combined with details of culinary history, food historian and professionally trained chef Carl Raymond will present a unique portrait of food and dining in 1840s to 1860s New York told through the lens of one of America’s greatest writers. Reception follows the lecture.
$25, Members $15. Click here for tickets.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m., 1:15–2:30 p.m., or 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Preregistration Required
On a walk through the Herb Garden, discover the colorful history of this maligned spirit—from sordid tales of the past to its myth-busting recent revival. See, smell, and touch the plants that flavor this herbal concoction, and afterward, sample a local distiller’s absinthe served in the classic fashion.$30 member; $32 nonmember. (Fee includes $7 materials charge.)

Note: Must be 21+ to attend.

Section A: Saturday, August 13, 2016 | 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
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Section B: Saturday, August 1, 2015 | 1:15–2:30 p.m.
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Section C: Saturday, August 1, 2015 | 1:15–2:30 p.m.
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Lecture – Foodies of the Past: 19th-Century Food Culture

  • As the wealth of the nation grew, so did interest in fine food. In “Foodies of the Past,” MJM Assistant Curator and food historian Kelsey Brow will discuss the 19th-century democratization of food culture and the emer- gence of the “foodie.” Tastings—and kale!— will be included.

    Admission: $15, $10 members/students. Advanced registration is required. 

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