Passion for Persia Showcasing a Dazzling Culinary History

Presented by Naomi Duguid
Traveler, writer, photographer, cook

Here in the west, though we may know a little about the great Persian empires of times past, we have been cut off from an appreciation of Persian culture by complicated geopolitics. And we’re not familiar with the old deep-rooted connections between the various peoples in Iran and neighboring countries. Continue reading

Punjab: India’s Breadbasket Naan and Beyond

Presented by
Anupy Singla
Author, Teacher

When Westerners think of Indian food, rice immediately comes to mind. Less understood is the deep and long history of wheat and bread in the Subcontinent, especially in north India, where wheat fields abound. The state of Punjab, better known as the bread basket of India, is one of the most fertile states in the country. Continue reading

Cookbook Publishing Chicago Style Recipes for Success with Local Authors

Presented by
Doug Seibold
President and Publisher,
Agate Publishing, Inc.

You’d be amazed at how many excellent cookbooks have been published right here in the Chicago area. And while Chicago may be known as a gastronomic hub, our city is not chopped liver when it comes to local culinary luminaries getting their savory works published. Continue reading