American Museum of Natural History’s Adventures in the Global Kitchen: Tonics and Tinctures: Historic Remedies for Your Expanding Waistline at The American Museum of Natural History

01/24/12 6:30pm Central Park West at 79th Street Map
212-769-5100 $30

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Millions of Americans will promise to lose a few pounds in 2012. But when did Americans start worrying about their waistlines? 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.

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