Our events are usually at Kendall College (Map, directions and parking) on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am until noon.  Occasionally, our event time varies or we meet at a different location.  These variances will be highlighted on ‘Upcoming Events,’ though please read the event notice for full details.

Upcoming Programs:
Culinary Historians of Chicago:
Chicago Foodways Roundtable: 

Find information on Culinary Historians of Chicago and Chicago Foodways Roundtable on Twitter as CulinaryHistory, on Facebook and Pinterest.

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance:
Find Greater Midwest Foodways on Twitter as MidwestFoodways, on Facebook and for more information.

Ramadan Food Rituals Suhoor: Predawn Meal Before Commencing to Fast

with Yvonne Maffei

The Qu’ran defines the moment of daybreak, when the faithful must begin to fast during Ramadan, as when the ‘white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread.’ We will gather 90 minutes before daybreak to experience Suhoor, a meal taken before commencing fasting at daybreak and attending prayers. Continue reading

America’s Fruity History

The World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Nursery has Quite a Tale

Presented by
Karen Mitcham-Stoeckley
Chef, Author, Restaurateur

The oldest fruit-tree nursery in the world is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. The Missouri-based company, Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards, was founded in 1816 by James Hart Stark, a young Kentucky pioneer, who homesteaded on the shores of the Mississippi. Continue reading