Sarah Lohman: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Sarah Lohman

Historical Gastronomist

Sarah Lohman is originally from Hinckley, Ohio (near Cleveland), where she began working in a museum at the age of 16, cooking historical food over a wood-burning stove. She graduated with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2005 and for her undergraduate thesis, she opened a temporary restaurant/installation that reinterpreted food of the Colonial era for a modern audience.

Lohman moved to New York in 2006 and worked Video Producer for New York Magazine’s food blog, Grub Street. Currently, she works with institutions around the country to create public programs focused on food. Dubbed a “historical gastronomist,” Lohman works with culinary history as a way to make a personal connection with the past. She chronicles her explorations in culinary history on her blog,, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the NY Post, The Atlantic and NPR. She appeared in The Cooking Channel’s Food: Fact or Fiction. Lohman’s first book, Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine, was released in December 2016 with Simon & Schuster.

My presentations are flexible to meet the needs of the venue. I usually use a Power Point Presentation to illustrate my talk; but if that options in unavailable, I can give an equally engaging talk without. The talk can be a formal, 1 hour presentation, a low key workshops, or even book group discussions. I am happy to do QA’s after a talk, a book signing, or a food and cocktail receptions. Venues often serve food to compliment the talk.

"Sarah is a great presenter and has such a knack for unearthing and telling unusual and fascinating stories. We love working with her, and we know our visitors love her events."-- Emma Boast, Program Director, the Museum of Food and Drink, New York

"Sarah is ever the charming, insightful, sharp and funny storyteller....We had a blast, our audience was turned on and excited, and the Museum Store sold out of her books." -- Lisa Monrose. Producer/Program Manager, Museum of Science Boston

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  • MSG and Food Science
  • Dieting and Body Image History
  • Vanilla and Slavery in America
  • How to create effective food history programs in a museum environment

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