‘Tis The Season for Preserving, Part 2: The Joys of Jewish Preserving

Presented by Emily Paster
Author, Co-Founder, Chicago Food Swap

Jewish cooks, even casual ones, are proud of the history of preserved foods in Jewish life, from the time of living in a desert two millennia ago to the era in which Jews lived in European ghettoes with no refrigeration during the last century. In a significant sense, the Jewish tradition of preserved foods is a symbol of the Jewish will to survive. Continue reading

From Cacao to Craft Chocolate Stories from the past, Sustainability for the Future

Presented by Valerie Beck,
Founder, Chocolate Uplift, and Valerie’s Original Chocolate Tours

According to Chicago native Valerie Beck, “chocolate can change everything, from our mood, to the world.” So passionate is Valerie about chocolate, that after graduating from Harvard Law school, and practicing in the United States and Europe, she followed her heart and founded Chicago Chocolate Tours in 2005, to introduce chocolate lovers to small-batch chocolate shops and bakeries. Continue reading

Old Husbands Tales: Barbecue Myths That Deserve to Die

Presented by Meathead 
Barbecue Maven and New York Times Best-Selling Author,
Meathead, the Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
The barbecue world is rife with rules and concepts that modern food science has proven wrong, and our speaker, reverently known in BBQ-land as Meathead, will debunk a bunch of them and teach concepts and techniques that can be applied to cooking indoors as well. He will also serve up a side order of some delectable barbecue history, along with a small barbecue sampling. Continue reading

Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture

Travelling Tour by American Museum of Natural History

Learning tour to Milwaukee Public Museum to view a special traveling exhibit, one that explores the complex food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the Global Kitchen exhibition illuminates the myriad ways that food is produced and moved throughout the world. Continue reading