Black Women in the Kitchen

Join Us on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM via Zoom!

Dr. Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth

A note from Scott Warner, President, Culinary Historians of Chicago:

This past fall I had the joy of attending the International Association of Culinary Professionals Annual Conference held in Birmingham, Alabama. The conference offered a buffet of glorious foodwriters and speakers, all accessible and sharing. Continue reading

The Pilgrim Kitchen The Harvest Celebration of 1621: Plimoth Patuxet Museum, Plymouth Massachusetts

with John Ota

Podcast

As part of the research for his book, The Kitchen, John Ota travelled to Plymouth, Massachusetts where he cooked a meal over an open fire with Pilgrim Foodways historian Kathleen Wall.  On the 400th anniversary of the Harvest Feast between the New England colonists and the Wampanoag people, John will share his experiences of the culinary history, architecture, cooking methods and the dishes from the first Thanksgiving of 1621. Continue reading

Beijing Duck and the Pandemic: The story of Chicago’s iconic Sun Wah BBQ

Presented by Kelly Cheng, co-owner and general manager

Podcast


Times certainly have been challenging for our nation’s restaurants during these pandemic times. Come join us as Kelly Cheng tells her savory story of her family’s iconic restaurant and its place in Chicago’s culinary history. Kelly will also regale us with the story of Chinese barbecue and the secret of preparing Beijing duck. And she will share how she and her family and their business have struggled through and survived the pandemic. Continue reading