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.
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:
- August 8, 2015: DeKalb Barn Tour and Visit to Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Farmhouse
- September 19 & 20, 2015: Fall Festival @ Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois
- TBA: Learning Tour to Fort Wayne, Indiana
- October 10, 2015: Corn!
- February 28, 2016: High Tea @ Highland Park Community House in Highland Park, IL
An art installation by Julie Green, Professor at Oregon State University
(Julie Green will not be present at our tour.)
For 15 years, Julie Green has painted images of death row inmates’ last meal requests in cobalt blue mineral paint onto second-hand ceramic plates. She intends to continue making 50 plates per year until capital punishment is abolished. Continue reading
Hear the crack of gunfire and the boom of cannons at the Lake County Forest Preserves’ 23rd annual Civil War Days. Visitors of all ages are invited to explore the military and civilian camps to learn about life in the 1860s. Continue reading
Presented by Mindy Segal, Cookie guru, Restaurateur, Author
Join us as James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Mindy Segal discusses the evolution of the modern cookie. Mindy will take us from the invention of Toll House chocolate chip cookies in the 1930s, to the innovations happening currently in her kitchen at Hot Chocolate in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Continue reading
Presented by Andrew F. Smith, Author/Editor
Sugar has been on our minds for millennia. First cultivated in New Guinea around ten thousand years ago, and extremely expensive until the Industrial Revolution, this addictive sweetener has come to dominate our appetites—whether in candy, desserts, soft drinks, processed food, or even pasta sauces. Continue reading
Presented by Richard Bowen, PhD, writer, psychologist
The hot dog is undoubtedly more American than apple pie and Chicago has for many years been the hot dog capital of the United States. Dr. Rich Bowen is author of Hot Dog Chicago (1983) a book that offered reviews of 150 hot dog stands. Continue reading