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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:
  • January 19, 2019: Currying Interest in Indian Cuisine From its Arrival in America to its Rise in Chicago with Colleen Sen @ Weiss Memorial Hospital
Chicago Foodways Roundtable: 

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

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance:
  • January 12, 2019: Chef-owners Tim and Rebekah Graham from Twain @ Bethany Retirement Community
  • February 2, 2019: 75 years of French Restaurants in Chicago with Alain Maes @ Bethany Retirement Community
  • February 24, 2019: High Tea with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Highland Park Community House
  • September TBA, 2019: Heirloom Apple Tour

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

Currying Interest in Indian Cuisine From its Arrival in America to its Rise in Chicago

Presented by Colleen Sen, PhD
Author, Culinary Historian

“The history of Indian food in America has been largely neglected, even though it is much older than Chinese American cuisine,” says Colleen Sen, PhD, one of our nation’s foremost authorities on South Asian food.

Please join us as Colleen regales us with a buffet of flavorful facts about one of the world’s greatest cuisines, and its long-simmering impact on our nation and our city. Continue reading

Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair, An Illinois Bicentennial Project

Presented by Catherine Lambrecht
Vice-President, Culinary Historians of Chicago

Come join us as the Culinary Historians’ own Catherine Lambrecht dishes on her upcoming book, Family Heirloom Recipes, an Illinois Bicentennial Project..
The book is based on Cathy’s work through the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance, and was also inspired by her own family’s heirloom recipes. Continue reading

Chicago Fire: How the Windy City Carved Its Niche In BBQ History

Presented by Dino Dean
Producer, The Black Foodies

Recipes promised during the presentation:
Beef Briskett and baked Potato Potato
Corn Bread Pudding
Eazy Peazy Guacamole
Elote recipe
Granny’s Pumpkin cake
Meat dip 
Whiskey BBQ sauce recipe

Most of us adore barbecue. We just can’t seem to get enough of it. And just about all of us have imbibed in such iconic barbecue styles as Memphis, Texas and Kansas City. But did you know that Chicago has its own zesty style? Continue reading

The South’s Fruity History

This program was one year ago. Chicago Tribune has posted this event for Sunday, November 4th, 2018. You are welcome to enjoy the podcast for this program.

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Presented by Nancie McDermott,
Cookbook Author, Cooking Teacher, and confirmed Southern Belle

According to acclaimed cookbook author Nancie McDermott, there are a dozen iconic fruits which hold an historic and enduring place on the Southern table. A Southerner herself, Nancie is in Chicago to spread the gospel of these beloved fruits and share the delicious rituals that surround them so that we Northerners can bring them across the Mason-Dixon line to our tables. Continue reading