I Want Candy! Learn (And Taste) The History Of America’s Sweet Tooth

27 Oct

Before you pig out on all that Halloween candy, consider (and try!) the History of America’s Sweet Tooth. This seminar from food historian Francine Segan at the 92nd Street Y in Tribeca traces our candy cravings back to 1776, and hits all the high notes up until the present; think “election cakes” outside polling centers, sugar rationing in WWII, and the reason why ” as American as apple pie” is a huge mistake. Plus, get the back-story on some of the most popular desserts like Martha Washington’s Currant Cake, Boston Cream Pie, and the 1930s “Mystery Cake” and there’s lots and lots of yummy nibbles. Trust us, your post Halloween gorging will be so much more informed.

Friday, October 29, 12 p.m., 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson Street (at Vestry Street); 212-601-1000

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