Laminations Be Praised! How the Croissant Came to Be, and Other Crusty Tales

Presented by Sandra Holl, Chef/Partner, Floriole, Chicago

Although the French are known for croissants, they did not invent this globally appealing culinary pleasure. Come join us as one of Chicago’s most celebrated bakers, Sandra Holl, traces the origins of the croissant and other “laminated” pastries and touches on some of the colorful, although not necessarily true, origin stories. 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

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

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