Food historian and writer Sam Bilton is encouraging bakers to immerse themselves in the joy of making gingerbread.
Gingerbread is a lovely, squidgy treat which has played a part in almost everyone’s childhood. But do you know what gingerbread was made of when it first arrived on our plates? Was it flavoured with honey? Continue reading →
*Mask Those who attend will have first priority for the exhibit tour next year. Any cancellations require one-day notice to allow someone else to attend. No shows deprive someone else a chance, just don’t do it. Four spots available
The Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) kicks off a new exhibition with its ‘Era of Opulence: Chinese Fine Dining.’In 2022, there will be an expanded exhibit ‘Chinese Cuisine in America: Stories, Struggles and Successes,’ which we will visit next year. Continue reading →
The famous Wiener Küche had long been a collective culinary tradition of Jews and non-Jews alike. It was perhaps the perfect example, in an imperfect and Anti-Semitic city, of two formerly distinct groups moving towards each other and integrating while daily creating, cooking, and eating one cuisine. Continue reading →
Icons of Mexican cultural identity and America’s melting pot ideal, taco trucks have transformed cityscapes from coast to coast. The taco truck radiates Mexican culture within non-Mexican spaces with a presence—sometimes desired, sometimes resented—that turns a public street corner into a bustling business. Continue reading →
Who invented deep-dish pizza? Is there a more controversial question in Chicago food history? There’s little doubt the pizzeria at 29 East Ohio Street in Chicago- originally named “The Pizzeria” later renamed “Pizzeria Uno”- served the original deep-dish pizza. But despite decades of debate and speculation, no one has definitively identified who created the pizza style that now has a market niche worth hundreds of millions of dollars and that -rightly or wrongly- branded Chicago, as a deep-dish pizza town. Continue reading →