Upcoming Programs at a Glance

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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: 
  • June 23, 2018: Tour of Kendall College’s Antique Food Processing Equipment with Vicki Matranga, Curator. (limited availability)
  • June 30, 2018: Civil War Camp Tour, Wauconda, IL at 11:30 am

Find Culinary Historians of Chicago and Chicago Foodways Roundtable on Twitter or Facebook.

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance:
  • June 30, 2018: Civil War Camp Tour, Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda, IL
  • July 15, 2018: Farm tour
  • September TBA, 2018: Chinese BBQ at Sun Wah BBQ
  • February 2019: High Tea at the Highland Park Community House

Find Greater Midwest Foodways on Twitter, Facebook or our website.

A Tour of Kendall College’s ‘Culinary Curiosity Exhibition’

Victoria K. Matranga,
Curator

Please reserve to allow us to plan for an additional tour, if needed.

The Culinary Curiosity exhibition features devices and documentation generously donated by Mel and Janet Mickevic. Mr. Mickevic, was a food scientist, who inherited antique food preparation equipment from his parents and from Janet’s father, a candy technologist and researcher. Continue reading

A Learning Tour: Civil War Camp Cooking Tour

Camp Cooking Tour meets at the information tent at 11:30 am.
All day event from 10 am until 5 pm
Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Event cost: $10. adults, $5 for children (4-17) and Senior Citizens (62+), and
Weekend pass: $15 (Saturday and Sunday)
One dollar discount by purchasing online or print a coupon:
Lakewood Forest Preserve
27277 N. Forest Preserve Road – Wauconda, IL 60084
More information here

Hear the crack of gunfire and the boom of cannons at the Lake County Forest Preserves’ 25th 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

“Sustainable” – A Documentary, What’s Ahead for Agriculture?

Presented by Matt Wechsler
Filmmaker, Food Activist

Join us for a discussion and screening of the award-winning documentary, “Sustainable.” Local filmmaker and food activist Matt Wechsler will show highlights from his film. He’ll cover the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Continue reading

Morel Tales: The Culture of Mushrooming

Presented by Gary Fine, PhD

Please read notice carefully for this Monday evening event at the
Niles Historical and Cultural Center

Drawing on the observations of three years spent in the company of dedicated amateur mushroomers and professional mycologists. Gary Alan Fine explores the ways in which Americans attempt to give meaning to the natural world, while providing an eye-opening look inside the cultures they construct around its study and appreciation. Continue reading