Video: Sarah Lohman, 'Historic Gastronomist'

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Filmmaker Liza De Guia of Food Curated just dropped another one of her short documentaries, this one about Sarah Lohman, an amateur "historic gastronomist":

Sarah is a rare breed of hobbyist. A "historic gastronomist". She rediscovers and recreates American recipes that went out of style hundreds of years ago. For her, it is the closest thing to time travel...reawakening her senses and opening doors to old flavors and ideas that had once been pop culture.

And it's a hobby not without purpose. She uses these discoveries to introduce new ingredients and techniques into her cooking today. A trend, she says, that is catching on with chefs all over New York City.

Follow along as Lohman makes hoe cakes on an outdoor hearth at Park Slope, Brooklyn's Old Stone House historic site. Video, after the jump.

Sarah Lohman, 'Historic Gastronomist'

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Four Pounds Flour is Sarah Lohman's blog.
See more of De Guia's fascinating food docs on her Vimeo account.

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