Street talking Indian Street Food — and a mini cooking demo!

Rangana Bhargava

Mention the words street food and most of us Chicagoans think of food trucks parked downtown at lunchtime with vendors selling a variety of freshly prepared ethnic foods. Our program today takes us to India where street food has abounded for years, but with a different twist — no trucks. Continue reading

The Ten Commandments of Pizza

Peter Reinhart

Podcast

Links to recipes:
Clams Casino Pizza Portland Style
The Hellboy Slice Pizza
New York Pizza Dough

In celebration of his newest book, Pizza Quest: Peter Reinhart’s Never-Ending Search for the Perfect Pizza, the award-winning authority returns for his third visit to the Culinary Historians of Chicago. Peter will reveal his “Ten Commandments of Pizza,” and give an overview of the 35 featured pizza recipes inspired by many of the greatest pizza makers in America. (The book features creative variations on Neapolitan pizza, Detroit-style pan pizza, calzones, strombolis, focaccia, and Sicilian styles.) Continue reading

The Making of a Chicago Master Chef And Chicago’s Food Evolution

Chefs Michael and Susan Maddox

Presented by Chef Michael Maddox
Former Chef/Partner Le Titi de Paris
Chef Instructor at College of DuPage

Podcast
‘Joy of Michael’s Cooking,’ by Cynthia Clampitt

What shapes a master chef, especially a chef who has been a key ingredient in Chicago’s evolution into a world class culinary destination? Come join us as Chef Michael Maddox dishes on the many culinary influences in his life, from growing up in a farming community in Illinois, to collaborating with celebrated Chicago chefs like Jean Banchet, Didier Durand, Pierre Pollin and Michael Lachowicz — not to mention his stints working under esteemed chefs in France. Continue reading

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
Podcast


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

Black Women in the Kitchen

Presented by Dr. Sephira Bailey Shuttlesworth

Grandmama’s Hot Water Cornbread
Mama Mary’s Blackberry Cobbler
Squash & Onion Medley

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