Sarah Lohman, Food Historian

Sarah Lohman is originally from Hinckley, Ohio (near Cleveland), where she began working in a museum at the age of 16, cooking historic 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, including The American Museum of Natural History, The New York Public Library, The Great Hunger Museum (New Haven), The Culinary Historians of Southern California, Preacher Gallery (Austin), Museum of Science (Boston), and Smithsonian Museum of American History. 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, is out now–order it here!

Sarah is a Food History Project advisor. She visits the Central Coast multiple times a year to conduct Food History Week lectures and events. Be sure to check our calendar for upcoming events.

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