St. Chrys’ Table: Birth of a Community Cookbook

Book cover watercolor by Jonathan Boyer

Culinary Historians member Libbet Richter
will interview team members:
Jonathan Boyer, Isabel Carpenter, McLaurin Files, and Janet Russo

Birth of a Cookbook in Classic Chicago Magazine

During the first summer of COVID-19, the Women of St. Chrysostom’s (WOSC), a fellowship group at an Episcopal church on Chicago’s north side, talked about ways to connect and build community. Creating a cookbook was decided to be the ideal pursuit. Continue reading

Women, Philanthropy, Recipes, and Social Progress: A Reexamination of Primary Resources


These presentations were made at the Illinois History Conference at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in October, 2021. Since this is ongoing research, there will be additional information learned after this event. Continue reading

Crofton Cook Book Club: Manuscript Cook Book from Fort Sheridan, 1895

Excerpt from 1895 manuscript cook book
Dive into the Dunn Museum’s collection to explore an 1895 cookbook that was used at Fort Sheridan with guest speaker Catherine Lambrecht and Museum Educator Nicole Stocker. Participants are invited to test out recipes from the cookbook prior to the program to then share their experiences along with the presenters, though it is not required to join the program. Recipe options will be emailed to participants prior to the program and can be found on the Dunn Museum’s YouTube channel under #NotDunnYet.

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