Social Gastronomy and Ice Cream Month

ice creamOld Blue Marble sign in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

We are not sure how many of our readers are based here in New York City, but if you are there is an interesting little event happening tonight (Tuesday July 24th) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  The Masters of Social Gastronomy meeting is happening at Public Assembly, and this time the topic is Ice Cream:

Everyone’s favorite summer treat comes to the forefront at this month’s MSG.

Sarah Lohman of Four Pounds Flour will unearth the stories behind our favorite ice cream treats and share some of history’s wildest bygone flavors—that may be due for a revival. By the end of the night, you’ll be able to answer questions like: which came first, chocolate or vanilla? The ice cream sandwich or the ice cream cone? Neapolitan or liquid nitrogen?

Meanwhile, Soma will show you the science behind making the perfect batch at home, and Big Ice Cream’s tricks for plumping up their profit margins. We’ll also track frozen desserts across the globe, from Italian gelato to dondurma, the magically stretchy ice cream from Turkey.

At the storytime halftime show, they’ll make ice cream right before your eyes, using an easy method you can replicate anytime, anywhere.

As always, MSG is free and takes place at Public Assembly (70 North 6th Street) in Williamsburg. Doors open at 7pm, with samples and drink specials all night long.

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