From the Medieval Wine Regimen to Modern Juice Cleanses: Diet Fads through the Ages - 92Y, New York

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Francine Segan’s World of Tasting

From the Medieval Wine Regimen to Modern Juice Cleanses: Diet Fads through the Ages

Join food historian and expert Francine Segan as she journeys through the past and present of our favorite foods. Programs include rich histories and delicious tastings.

Fad diets come and go, but the idea of dieting has been around for centuries. From Hippocrates to Gwyneth Paltrow, from the Medieval wine diet to modern juice fasts, Francine Segan looks at some of the most famous — and infamous — moments in dieting history. Did you know that U.S. President Howard Taft pledged to slim down after getting stuck in the White House bathtub or that Elvis Presley tried the “Sleeping Beauty Diet”? Discover the Ancient Egyptian trick for tying a cord around the waist to prevent overeating, the truth behind Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, and more.

Instructor

Francine Segan

Francine Segan is the author of six books including Shakespeare’s Kitchen and Dolci: Italy’s Sweets. Her most recent book is Pasta Modern.

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