What Makes Fat Rice Tick? Culinary Tell-All Behind Logan Square Eatery

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

How the Depression Affected Our Culinary Landscape

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

Alma Lach’s Kitchen: Transforming Taste

Program and exhibit tour by
Eileen A. Ielmini, Assistant University Archivist, and
Catherine Uecker, Rare Books Librarian,
Special Collections Research Center

In the pioneering culinary era of the mid-twentieth century, Chicago chef Alma Lach was one of the primary figures who transformed traditional American cooking. As a chef, cookbook author, and food consultant, Alma was widely known for her bestselling book, Cooking à la Cordon Bleu(1970), later revised and published by the University of Chicago Press as Hows and Whys of French Cooking (1974). Continue reading