Our events are usually at Kendall College (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 in ‘Upcoming Programs,’ though please read the full event notice for details.
Culinary Historians of Chicago:
Chicago Foodways Roundtable:
- April TBA, 2017: An Anthropologist’s Field Study of German Food and its Meaning in Chicago with Nadja Huffmann
- June TBA, 2017: US Foods test kitchens
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Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance:
Presented by Dan Goldberg and Andrea Kuhn
Authors, Cuba! Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen
Friends Dan Goldberg and Andrea Kuhn fell in love with Cuba at first sight, on their first visit three years ago. They decided to write a cookbook to celebrate the spirit of the country and visited Cuba three times during their journey to document a place they have grown to love so much. Their book, Cuba! Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen, details their adventures, the food they ate, and the recipes they were inspired to create back home.
Presented by Adrian Miller
Food writer, attorney and certified barbecue judge
It’s a return trip to the Culinary Historians for James Beard award–winning author Adrian Miller, who first spoke to us in 2014 on soul food. Today he’s back to tell us about his just-released second book, The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas. Mr. Miller will share the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. We will learn how these remarkable men and women were simultaneously marvelous cooks, family confidantes, and civil rights advocates. Continue reading
Presented by Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo
Partners, Fat Rice restaurant, and Authors, The Adventures of Fat Rice
Fat Rice is one fat success. Ever since this intimate Macanese restaurant opened in Logan Square in 2012, it has been exposing its legions of diners to its delectable Portuguese/Southeast Asian-influenced cuisine. Join us as Fat Rice partners Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo discuss the rich culinary history of Macau, and how global Portuguese cuisine has had an international influence on the way the world eats today. Continue reading
Presented by Andrew Coe
Author, Culinary Historian
Come join us for an insightful discussion with the co-author of A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great Depression, a book which The New York Times says is an “engaging and often moving cultural history.” Andrew Coe, who wrote the book with his wife, Jane Ziegelman, will explore for us the intersection of food, politics and culture during the Great Depression, a period of seismic shifts in the country’s political and social landscape. Continue reading
Presented by George Geary
Chef, Author, Educator
When CHC President Scott Warner attends the Annual International Association of Culinary Professionals Annual Conference, he likes to say he is going on a “shopping trip” for speakers. (FYI, our speakers receive no remuneration, just a million dollars worth of TLC.) Continue reading