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:
- December 5, 2015: History of Jelly Bell with Ty Rorher plus a tour of Food, Family and Tradition: Dining in Grayslake with Charlotte Renehan @ 10:15 am at Grayslake Heritage Center & Museum
- January 23, 2015: Chicago: A Food Biography with Danial Block and Howard Rosing
Find information on Culinary Historians of Chicago and Chicago Foodways Roundtable on Twitter as CulinaryHistory, on Facebook and Pinterest.
Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance:
- TBA: Learning Tour to Fort Wayne, Indiana
- February 28, 2016: High Tea @ Highland Park Community House in Highland Park, IL
Waukegan History Museum’s Ty Rohrer will unwrap the roots of the Goelitz candy empire, which began as a storefront in Belleville, Illinois. While now headquartered in California, their legacy candy corn has been made in North Chicago since 1900. Continue reading
Exhibit tour of Food, Family and Tradition: Dining in Grayslake. This new exhibit explores the history of the community’s restaurants and the families who made them go. Charlotte Renehan will add interesting details. Continue reading
Chicago’s New Foodseum Breaks Ground,
Chicago now has an unprecedented food museum, with a tasty title: Foodseum. Do come and learn about all this Chicago treasure will have to offer. Our speaker is Kyle Joseph, the tech savvy founder and director of Foodseum. Continue reading
Many of the men (and women) who followed the California Gold Rush didn’t even know how to build a fire–let alone cook. (Jack London was an exception.) The Forty-Niners sustained themselves with simple meals of jackrabbit stew and sourdough flapjacks or baked or stewed beans. Continue reading