Our events are typically at Weiss Memorial Hospital (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 below, though please read the full event notice for details.
Culinary Historians of Chicago:
Chicago Foodways Roundtable:
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Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance:
- February 18, 2018: Annual High Tea SUNDAY
Presented by Chef Christopher Koetke
Vice President, Strategy and Industry Relations, Kendall College
New meeting location: Weiss Memorial Hospital
For the last 5 years, Chef Koetke has been criss-crossing the globe, visiting 20-25 countries annually. In 12 of these countries, he set up culinary programs or worked with local culinary schools. Additionally, he works on sustainability issues as the Feed the Planet Chairman for World Chefs were he routinely is talking to people around the world. Continue reading
Presented by Kantha Shelke, PhD, Author, Food Scientist
New Year, New Meeting Locations!
Bethany Retirement Community
Pasta and noodles are so ubiquitous and popular that many nations around the world claim them as their own invention. In fact, their origins are as murky as ever, a destination that Kantha Shelke sets out for in this fascinating history. Journeying across five continents and through distant lands, she takes us on a delicious culinary adventure in order to learn more about one of the world’s most popular—and satisfying—foods. Continue reading
The world of Chicago food media is rapidly changing. Michael Gebert is a Chicago based writer who has found new opportunities to tell stories of Chicago’s rich culture. He’ll talk about the changing media landscape, how to find opportunities to share your voice within it, and the role of lists and guidebooks, from Michelin to his own, in helping people discover what their local food scene is about. Continue reading
Presented by Justin Diglia, Executive Chef
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Chicago
It’s probably safe to say that all of us who attend the Culinary Historians of Chicago programs are ardent foodies. We enjoy discussing food and how it connects us to culture and to life itself. Continue reading
Presented by Nancie McDermott,
Cookbook Author, Cooking Teacher, and confirmed Southern Belle
According to acclaimed cookbook author Nancie McDermott, there are a dozen iconic fruits which hold an historic and enduring place on the Southern table. A Southerner herself, Nancie is in Chicago to spread the gospel of these beloved fruits and share the delicious rituals that surround them so that we Northerners can bring them across the Mason-Dixon line to our tables. Continue reading