How to Taste: An Evening with Mandy Naglich

Tuesday, August 8, 2023 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Join Titcomb's Bookshop and The Brown Jug for a special event with author and professional taster Mandy Naglich on Tuesday August 8th at The Brown Jug on Main Street in downtown Sandwich on their beautiful outdoor patio. Naglich will speak about her new book How to Taste (on sale June 27th) and there will be plenty of time to ask her questions, get your book signed, mingle, and eat! 

To accommodate as many folks as we can, there are two different time slots to choose from: 4:30-6pm and 6:30-8pm. This is a ticketed event, each ticket is $40 which includes a signed copy of Naglich's new book How to Taste, as well as food and drink provided by The Brown Jug. We also have a ticket-for-two option, $60 for 1 signed copy of Naglich's new book How to Taste, as well as food and drink for 2 people. 

Space is limited, so make sure to get your tickets ASAP. Purchase your tickets HERE. 



Perfect for foodie fans of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat  as well as Cork Dork and The Flavor Equation, this instant classic is both a sumptuous behind-the-scenes tour and a fun, appetizing, and informative how-to that covers everything from wine and cheese to ice cream and honey, tea, chocolate, and even water, from the science of taste and the rituals of creating a fine-tuned palate, to plucking flavor descriptions from the tip of your tongue, and learning how appreciating food can help you appreciate life.

You love to eat. But do you know how to taste?

On a delectable sensory romp through the science of flavor, award-winning professional taster Mandy Naglich, one of less than 100 Advanced Cicerones in the world, gives you a seat at the table in the elite world of master tasters – scientists, professional tasters, sommeliers, umami ushers and more – divulging the secrets behind their perfected palates so you, too, can become a super taster.

Whether it’s a meaningful meal or a favorite nostalgic road trip snack, we know what we like to eat. But even when it comes to the most vivid and memorable dishes it’s tough to say what exactly makes them so delicious. Now award-winning expert, certified food and beverage taster and lifestyle journalist Mandy Naglich reveals how to hone your tasting superpowers like a pro.

Take a seat beside highly-trained cheese analysts, world-class sommeliers, competitive whiskey tasters, internationally recognized chefs, and sensory scientists as experts divulge the secrets to discerning the notes in a range of ingredients, from a dab of honey to a spoonful of olive oil—and even a sip of mineral water.

Discover why a James Beard award-winner was visibly nervous before a blindfolded taste test on Top Chef Masters, and how coffee farmers base growing practices on the palate of one world-renowned authority. Learn why your taste buds respond to variables such as food temperature and background music. What the flavor distinction is between a pomme fruit and a stone fruit, how to judge the acidity of anything, from a cup of tea to a square of dark chocolate—and how understanding flavor can impact the way you understand the world.

A rich journey for the flavor-obsessed, this instant classic is both a practical guide and a sumptuous meditation on how to savor all things delicious—on the plate and in life.


Mandy Naglich is a food and beverage journalist, beer educator, Advanced Cicerone®, AROXA Certified Taster, Certified Cider Professional, National Homebrew Competition gold medalist, and has earned the certification of WSET Level 1 Spirits. She lives, writes, and brews in New York City with her husband, Wes and their dog, Chewy.

Event address: 
The Brown Jug
155 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
How to Taste: A Guide to Discovering Flavor and Savoring Life By Mandy Naglich Cover Image
ISBN: 9780806542294
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Citadel - June 27th, 2023