Examining History through Recipes: Crofton Cookbook (Manuscript cookbooks from Fort Sheridan, 1890s)

Join Us on Thursday, April 4, 2024 @ 6:30 PM Central via Zoom!


Presented by Catherine Lambrecht, and
Nicole Stocker, Museum Education Manager, Dunn Museum

Dive into the Dunn Museum’s collections to explore two 1800s Crofton family cookbooks that were used at Fort Sheridan with guest speaker Cathy Lambrecht and Museum Educator Nicole Stocker. Learn more about the Crofton family’s time at Fort Sheridan and hear about Cathy and Nicole’s experiences at testing out some of the recipes. Continue reading

A History of the World in 10 Dinners

Join Us on Monday, December 11, 2023 @ 7 PM Central via Zoom!

Presented by Victoria Flexner and Jay Reifel

Podcast

Recipes
The Cockenthrice
Glazed Whore’s Farts (Pets de Putain)
Jewish Buried Casserole (Yahoodi Mahshu Madfoon)
Pastry for the Elite (Shakmiyyat Al-Khawas)
Pousse l’Amour

In 2014, food historians Victoria Flexner and Jay Reifel cooked up a NYC supper club called Edible History, a pairing of fine dining and intellectual stimulation. Now they’ve spun their experience into a recently published book, A History of the World in 10 Dinners: 2,000 Years, 100 Recipes (Rizzoli).  Continue reading

The Delmonico Way

Presented by Max Tucci

Podcast

Recipes:
Flaming Baked Alaska Cupcakes
Max’s Wedge Salad
Oysters Rockefeller

From Scott Warner, President, Culinary Historians of Chicago

I just couldn’t pass it up. When I attended the International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference in New York this past September, one limited-seating event had me signing up immediately: an historic dinner in the board room at Delmonico’s, hosted by third generation partner and global brand officer, Max Tucci. Continue reading

What’s behind Italy’s ingredients?

Podcast

Event at Eataly on October 11, 2023

Recipes:
Spicy ziti with eggplant, capers, and mint (Ziti piccanti ai capperi, melanzane e menta)
Swordfish of love (Pescespada dell’amore)

Come join us as Viola Buitoni (yes, she’s a member of that illustrious pasta-manufacturing family) shares the history and geography of Italy’s most iconic ingredients, and gives tips on how we can incorporate their vibrant flavors and techniques into our kitchens. (Think balsamic vinegar, flakes of parmigiano reggiano, fresh ricotta and creamy grains of risotto.) As a native Roman raised in the Umbrian countryside, Viola grew up savoring these artisanal foods. Continue reading