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: 

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Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance:
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The Story of Eli: A Chicago Legacy That’s More Than Cheesecake

A Chicago Legacy That’s More Than Cheesecake

Presented by
Maureen Schulman, Diana Moles and Jolene Worthington
Co-Authors of The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook

This year marks Eli’s Cheesecake’s 35th anniversary, which was the driving force behind the creation of The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook, celebrating one of the country’s most famous desserts. The book chronicles founder Eli Schulman’s rise to success, from opening his first restaurant, Eli’s Ogden Huddle on Chicago’s West side to Eli’s Stage Delicatessen at 50 E. Oak Street and finally, the legendary Eli’s The Place For Steak, at 215 E. Chicago Avenue, where he invented Chicago Style cheesecake as well as many other famous dishes. Continue reading

Slaughterhouse: Chicago’s Union Stock Yard

“For many people Henry Ford’s 1913 Detroit assembly line is a symbol of technological triumph. This book shows that Chicago’s 1865 disassembly line was an earlier more complete wonder, rapidly transporting animals, keeping them healthy and watered, dividing them into a wide variety of products, communicating ownership and destination, and keeping meticulous accounts of all the processes. Continue reading