Culinary Memoir & Personal Essays

Turning a Bunch of Heartland Food Stories into an Anthology
Presented by
Peggy Wolff
With readings by Carol Mighton Haddix and Melanie Benjamin

Peggy Wolff, editor of Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie: Midwestern Writers on Food (U. of Nebraska Press), talks about the inspiration for a post-WWII regional food anthology, the genre called food/lit, some anecdotes about working with writers, and how she put together essays from notable authors who could see food beyond the printed recipe on the page.

Fried Walleye contributors include New York Times best-selling authors, Guggenheim fellows, TV comedy writers, National Book Award finalists, top food journalists, restaurateurs and chefs. With readings by Carol Mighton Haddix, author and journalist and former Chicago Tribune food editor, and Melanie Benjamin, New York Times best-selling author of historical fiction.

There will be tastes of some foods from the book.

Peggy Wolff is a Chicago-based writer, a frequent contributor to the food section of the Chicago Tribune and the food editor of the online Realize magazine. See

Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10 AM
Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts
900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago
(West of Halsted Street, North of Chicago Avenue)
Free Parking in the student lot across the street
Cost: $3.
Free to Kendall students and staff with ID.

This program is hosted by the Chicago Foodways Roundtable. To reserve, please call (847) 432-8255(847) 432-8255, then leave your name, telephone number and how many people in your party or e-mail: chicago.foodways.roundtabl[email protected]