Internationally Themed Pot Luck Supper and
Food Chemistry: Sugar- To Use It or Not to Use It, Does it taste good?
WHEN: September 10, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Greenburgh Public Library (GPL), 300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford
We kick off the 2014-2015 year of AAUW’s Westchester Branch with an internationally themed pot-luck supper with friends . Remember to bring a “traditional” dish to share!
After stuffing ourselves, we will hear Sandy tell us about sugar:
Given all the marketing hype behind different “natural” sweeteners, it’s hard to know which ones really are best. What’s the difference between table sugar, honey, molasses, brown sugar, etc.? Are these all “natural sugars”? And, if they are, are they better for you? Which artificial sweeteners are best for what situations and what are the differences between them? Fruits and vegetables provide a perfect sugar fix, but when you’re in need of a sweetener to add to iced tea, baked goods, or anything else, make sure you know the difference between the members of the sweetener world.
Dr. Sandra Flank, a member of our branch, has been a Professor in the School of Education at Pace University for the past 40 years. Her areas of teaching, publication, and research have been in the STEM fields. She has a bachelorʼs in chemistry and masterʼs in science education, both from Temple University, and a doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Fordham University.